Not Now, Comrade. Image shows from L to R: Rudi Petrovyan (Lewis Fiander), Barbara Wilcox (Carol Hawkins), Nancy Rimmington (Michele Dotrice). Copyright: Not Now Films Limited.

Not Now, Comrade

1977 British comedy film about a defecting Soviet. Stars Leslie Phillips, Roy Kinnear, Windsor Davies, Don Estelle, Michele Dotrice and others.


Inspired by the real-life 1961 defection of Rudolf Nureyev, Not Now, Comrade is based on Cooney's 1964 stage farce Chase Me, Comrade, which debuted at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.