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Let's Get Laid (1978)

A soldier returning from World War II gets mixed up in a series of murders and mistaken identies regarding a cigarette lighter than affects all electric power.

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Sam Cree (play), Michael Robson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fiona Richmond Fiona Richmond ... Maxine Lupercal
Robin Askwith ... Gordon Laid / Jimsy Deveroo
Anthony Steel ... Moncrieff Dovecraft
Graham Stark ... Inspector Nugent
Linda Hayden ... Gloria
Roland Curram ... Rupert Dorchester
Tony Haygarth ... Sgt. Costello
Murray Salem Murray Salem ... Heavy
Ted Burnett ... Heavy
Richard Manuel Richard Manuel ... Fenton Umfreville
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... PC Baxter
Shaun Curry Shaun Curry ... Greenleaf
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ... Lady in Phone Booth
Patrick Holt ... The Commissioner
Peter Cartwright ... Film Director
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A demobbed soldier, Gordon Laid, returning from World War II meets Maxine Lupercal, a member of a traveling troupe of actors returning to England on the same ship. As Gordon closely resembles a member of the troupe of actors, mistaken identity causes him to become embroiled in various murders and an international espionage plot involving a cigarette lighter that strangely affects electricity. The action reaches its comical climax on stage with Gordon and his double as the spies and the police converge on the theatre is a desperate attempt to retrieve the missing cigarette lighter. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Now, Britain's sexy superstars get it together!

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UK

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English

Release Date:

May 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Trap See more »

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Channel Islands See more »

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Mono

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Color
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You Turn My Legs to Water
Music by Steve Gray
Lyrics by Michael Robson
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Unusual theme and setting for 70's British sex romp
11 August 2012 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

How did a frothy Windmill Theatre farce co-starring John Inman generate this 1947-set period piece, complete with spies, corpses and chases? And what was the reaction of fans of Robin Askwith's CONFESSIONS series on seeing him as a bashful lad from Lancashire, who spends most of the movie not getting the girl, and who even appears (quite effectively) in drag at one point, in this curious mixture of black farce and sex, with a musical number thrown in. Whatever, it's worth watching, especially for fans of Fiona Richmond. She's first glimpsed not in the flesh, so to speak, but on the cover of a clever mock-up of the 1940's fan magazine, 'Picturegoer'. As Maxine Lupercal, "international star of stage and screen", she has the same impact on Askwith's adoring fan, Gordon Laid, as she did on thousands of British men in the 1970s, when, as a 'sex queen' she was second only to the legendary Mary Millington, a role she took on with innate good humour, not taking any of it remotely seriously. Exquisitely dressed, in an array of exotic outfits that come off at regular intervals, she's enchanting and ravishing throughout; her unique, studied, campy delivery is a delight. Askwith does well in both of his atypical dual roles, though Linda Hayden is given little to do, while most of hardcore starlet Lisa Taylor's amusing cameo appears to have fallen victim to the stringent censorship of the time. A number of 1950's stars are involved, not least former matinée idol Anthony Steel, here with an abundance of hair, and Patrick Holt has a brief turn as the Commissioner, but it falls to Graham Stark, making the most of his Inspector, to utter the inevitable line, "Let's Get Laid!".

Despite one or two gags that fall flat, including the running one that has Maxine rendering the same lines in all her pictures, and a few anomalies - the younger mens' haircuts and the returning troops' bawdy antics on the train, LET'S GET LAID! is mercifully lacking in all those strained and unfunny puns that littered the likes of the CONFESSIONS films. Costume and production values, in particular Phil Meheux's photography, are considerably above average for the genre and the whole enterprise has, for the most part, a certain style and polish by definition usually lacking in British sex films.


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