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No Sex Please - We're British

  • Comedy
  • 1973
  • Cliff Owen
  • 84 mins
  • PG

Summary

A man supplying stock for a porn shop mistakenly sends a steady stream of films and photos to a nearby bank. Hapless employees Brian and David try to dispose of the incriminating material before it is found by the puritanical manager, the police or David's mother. Comedy based on the stage play, starring Ronnie Corbett, Arthur Lowe, Beryl Reid and Ian Ogilvy.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

One of the West End's longest-ever running comic farces arrived on the screen virtually intact, but with a significantly different leading man. Whereas Michael Crawford had consolidated both career and image by instigating the gawky, inadvertent gauche lead on stage, in the film the role went to the diminutive British comedian Ronnie Corbett, changing the nature of the part to fit a pre-created comic persona. Corbett does well by the hackneyed plot, and underrated director Cliff Owen (The Wrong Arm of the Law, Ooh... You Are Awful) keeps up the pace. Interest today resides in watching a wonderfully Technicolored 1970s London, and sterling support from the likes of Arthur Lowe and the wonderful Beryl Reid.

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Credits

Cast

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Brian RunniclesRonnie Corbett
BerthaBeryl Reid
Mr BromleyArthur Lowe
David HunterIan Ogilvy
Penny HunterSusan Penhaligon
Inspector PaulDavid Swift
DaphneCheryl Hall
NeedhamMichael Bates
SusanValerie Leon
BarbaraMargaret Nolan
Reverend MowerGerald Sim
Baker's van driverRobin Askwith
PeteJohn Bindon
NikoStephen Greif
Traffic wardenMichael Ripper
Second driverMichael Robbins
Park keeperDeryck Guyler
American manLloyd Lamble
PolicemanBrian Wilde
American womanMavis Villiers
Manager of glass shopFrank Thornton
SpinsterLucy Griffiths
First delivery manFred Griffiths
Man with lighterEric Longworth
Rag-and-bone-manSydney Bromley

Crew

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DirectorCliff Owen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Warner Dists
Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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