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on 8 February 2014
A Russian Ballet team arrive in Britain and are interviewed and filmed outside the Royal Albert Hall, London. The proceedings are deliberately interrupted by a young lady (Carol Hawkins) who proceeds to dance around topless in front of the group. This is a subterfuge to enable one of the team, a male dancer, to detach himself and make an escape or, in diplomatic terms, seek asylum. He was supposed to jump into the car boot of the topless lassie but instead secretes himself in the boot of a more capacious car owned by a Naval Commander (played by Leslie Phillips). This then leads to a number of folk making their way to the home of the naval commander where the fantasy is played out, it has to be admitted, with some tedium.

Centre stage is held in the main by the actors: Lewis Fiander, Michele Dotrice, Ray Cooney, Ian Lavender and Carol Hawkins; Philips scarcely has time in which to display his usual talents and June Whitfield only turns up towards the end.

Not in this reviewer's opinion quite so successful as the companion film "Not now Darling" Not Now, Darling [1973] [DVD].
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on 1 March 2016
This is the typical disaster that occurs when an attempt is made to put what is obviously a stage play "farce" on the big screen.
It never works,and this is the usual laboured,unfunny result.
What funny moments that might surface on the stage,can never do so on film-it's all about timing,with material like this.
There was no detectable comedy here at all,just the usual hackneyed repetitive boring rubbish that somehow was so popular on stage.
The fact that Ray Cooney is featured says it all.
A trip to the charity shop beckons.......................t
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on 26 July 2016
This comedy is once again a bit of camp 70's kitsch, with a dash of 70s soft porn. However, it's not funny, just irritating and you certainly won't get any laughs or fond nostalgia from this film. No wonder it was such a flop, when it was released back in 1976! Some good turns from Leslie Phillips, Ian Lavender and Michelle Dotrice, who just about hold the preposterous plot together, but unfortunately Carol Hawkins and Lewis Fiander and his terrible acting are just annoying.
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on 23 July 2016
Not quite so good as "Not Now Darling" principally because Philips plays a rather gullible character,which doesn't suit him and takes a bit of a back seat in the proceedings and,secondly, because the threads of the plot are not tied up satisfactorily at the end ,which, in a farce, they should always be.However,strong performances from the rest of the cast pull this through-Ray Cooney is an absolute delight- and there are many laughs to be had along the way.A pleasant diversion to while away an hour and a half.
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on 30 October 2017
A really funny DVD. It was like a Brian Rix farce with people running in and out of doors and we laughed all the way through.
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on 21 December 2017
british comedy about russian espionage and a russian ballet dancer great funny film must watch
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on 3 December 2017
Nope thought it would be funny but forgotten how corny farce can be.
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on 22 July 2017
What a load of rubbish!
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on 27 January 2018
Great DVD.
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on 3 January 2016
One of my favourite British Classic Comedies - never tire of re-watching this one. Great acting, absolutely hilarious!
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