Not Now Darling. Image shows from L to R: Gilbert Bodley (Leslie Phillips), Arnold Crouch (Ray Cooney), Sue Lawson (Barbara Windsor). Copyright: Not Now Films Limited
Not Now Darling

Not Now Darling

  • 1973 film

Cooney farce set in an upmarket furriers, where the proprietor is attempting to woo a new mistress behind her husband's back. Stars Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Bill Fraser, Moira Lister, Derren Nesbitt and more.

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1973
Stars
Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Bill Fraser, Moira Lister, Derren Nesbitt, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Jack Hulbert and more
Writers
Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Directors
David Croft and Ray Cooney
Producers
Peter J. Thompson, Martin C. Schute, Tony Tenser and Marvin Liebman
Companies

Gilbert Bodley, the boss of an exclusive West End furriers, has an insatiable appetite for beautiful women. In order to give his latest prospective mistress Janie a gift of an expensive mink without upsetting her husband, Gilbert plots to sell it to him at a massive discount and pay the rest of the £5,000 price tag himself.

However, plans never run as simply as they are supposed to and what appears at first to be a relatively simple transaction quickly turns into a choatic sequence of events, mixing girlfriends, mistresses, husbands, wives, secretaries and the sex life of a rather aged customer!

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
94 minutes
UK cinematic release
March 1973
Distributors

LMG

Also known as
  • Not Now, Darling
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Cyril Ornadel. Lyrics for title song Not Now Darling written by Norman Newell and performed by Vicki Brown.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 2:05am on London Live
  • Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 2:05am on London Live
  • Friday 27th October 2017 at 2:15am on London Live

Recording details

  • EMI-MGM Elstree Studios

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