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Not Now, Comrade (1976)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1976 (UK)
Russian ballet dancer decides to defect to Britain. After he leads the authorities a merry dance, he changes his mind.


Ray Cooney, Harold Snoad


Ray Cooney (screenplay by)




Complete credited cast:
Lewis Fiander ... Rudi Petrovyan
Richard Marner ... 1st Russian Official
Michael Sharvell-Martin Michael Sharvell-Martin ... 2nd Russian Official (as Michael Sharvell Martin)
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Barbara Wilcox
Leslie Phillips ... Commander Rimmington
Ian Lavender ... Gerry Buss
Roy Kinnear ... Hoskins
Michele Dotrice ... Nancy Rimmington
Ray Cooney Ray Cooney ... Mr. Laver
Windsor Davies ... Constable Pulford
June Whitfield ... Janet Rimmington
Don Estelle ... Bobby Hargreaves
Bruce Wyndham Bruce Wyndham ... Radio Announcer (voice)


Russian ballet dancer decides to defect to Britain. After he leads the authorities a merry dance, he changes his mind.

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Opening credits: All events, characters, firms in this film are fictional. and any similarity to any person living or dead or to any firm or actual event is coincidental and unintentional. See more »


Version of Een kus van een rus (1981) See more »


All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Sung by Mr Laver (Ray Cooney)
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The British film industry, 1976...
1 May 2017 | by g-hbeSee all my reviews

Not now, Comrade (1976, Leslie Philips, Ian Lavender etc) We've just attempted to enjoy this on Talking Pictures TV, but it was an impossible task. Sadly, this is what the British film industry was reduced to in the mid-70's, although it gave a good number of fading stars and soap personalities something to do. We enjoy a good Ray Cooney farce, but this isn't one of them. It's one of those 'sex comedies' that became popular at the time and no-one comes out of this one well, although Carol Hawkins does have some fine attributes and was good to look at. It's stage roots are very obvious, with people who must not meet coming and going from various doors and asking awkward questions. The scene following the Russian ballet dancer's release from the car boot is excruciating, you just want it to be over as soon as possible. The Triumph Stag was probably the best thing in the entire film and accounts for one of my 3 points. Carol Hawkins gets the other two. Ahem.

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1976 (UK) See more »

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Ahora no, camarada See more »

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