DirectorC. M. Pennington-Richards Release date1963 WriterJohn Bignall (original idea), Michael Pertwee (screenplay) CastPeggy Mount (Mrs. Cragg), Robert Morley (Colonel Whitforth), Harry H. Corbett (James Ryder), Miriam Karlin (Mrs. Higgins), Dandy Nichols (Mrs. Merryweather), Avril Elgar (Emily Parish) Similar moviesYou Only Live Twice, Dr. No, The Man with the Golden Gun, From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only
TaglineLadies who do are much more fun than ladies who dont
Ladies who do 1964 mrs cragg confronts ryder
Ladies Who Do is a 1963 British comedy film starring Peggy Mount, Robert Morley and Harry H. Corbett.
Mrs. Cragg (Peggy Mount) works as a charwoman (part-time domestic servant) for retired Colonel Whitforth (Robert Morley) and as a cleaner at an office block in London. It is whilst doing her office cleaning that she retrieves an unsmoked cigar as a gift for the Colonel and unwittingly wraps it in a scrap of paper discarded by a property financier named James Ryder (Harry H. Corbett).
On receiving his cigar, the Colonel discovers that the scrap of paper actually contains details of a City takeover bid and unscrupulously uses this insider information to make £5000 on the stock market, which he shares with Mrs. Cragg. This new-found wealth prompts the pair, together with three other ‘chars’ who are Mrs. Cragg's neighbours in Pitt Street, to form the company 'Ladezudu': a speculation syndicate headed by Whitforth with the ladies providing insider information collected from bins at their respective offices. All is going well until an ill-timed investment in Irish pigs wipes out all their capital as swine fever kills their stock.
It is then that Mrs. Cragg discovers that Ryder is planning the demolition and redevelopment of Pitt Street. As the bulldozers arrive and with no assets to assist them, can the 'ladies who do' save their street and take on the City executives single-handedly?
Peggy Mount as Mrs. Cragg
Robert Morley as Colonel Whitforth
Harry H. Corbett as James Ryder
Miriam Karlin as Mrs. Higgins
Avril Elgar as Emily Parish
Dandy Nichols as Mrs. Merryweather
Jon Pertwee as Sidney Tait
Joan Benham as Miss Pinsent
Ron Moody as Police Inspector
Cardew Robinson as Police Driver
Nigel Davenport as Mr. Strang
Arthur Howard as Chauffeur
John Laurie as Dr. MacGregor
Graham Stark as Foreman
Brian Rawlinson as Shop Steward
Harry Fowler as Drill Operator
Arthur Mullard as Mr. Merryweather
Ed Devereaux as Mr. Gubbins
Marianne Stone as Mrs. Gubbins
Carol White as Sandra
Barbara Mitchell as Rose
Ernest Clark as Stockbroker
Ladies Who Do was released on DVD in the UK on 24 March 2008.