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Director  Ray Cooney
Music director  Harry Robertson
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Jack Hildyard
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  1976 (1976)
Based on  a stage farce by Ray Cooney
Writer  Ray Cooney (original play), Ray Cooney (screenplay)
Cast  Leslie Phillips (Commander Rimmington), Windsor Davies (Constable Pulford), Michele Dotrice (Nancy Rimmington), Don Estelle (Bobby Hargreaves), Carol Hawkins (Barbara Wilcox), Roy Kinnear (Hoskins)
Similar movies  Not Now - Comrade and Not Now Darling are part of the same movie series

Not Now, Comrade is a 1976 British comedy film directed by Ray Cooney. It was a follow-up to the similarly named 1973 farce Not Now, Darling. It featured a number of British comedy actors of the era including Leslie Phillips, Windsor Davies, Don Estelle and Ian Lavender. The film was shot at Elstree studios, and was intended as the second in a series of ‘Not Now’ movies, but box office returns for the film, unlike those of its predecessor, were disappointing.


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Russian ballet dancer Rudi Petrovyan wants to defect. Unable to reach the British embassy and pursued by the KGB, he hides out with, and falls for, stripper Barbara Wilcox. But Rudi's planned escape in the boot of a Triumph backfires when he climbs into the wrong car, and he ends up in the country home of unsuspecting naval Commander Rimmington (Leslie Phillips).


Not Now, Comrade movie scenes
  • Leslie Phillips as Commander Rimmington
  • Roy Kinnear as Hoskins
  • Windsor Davies as Constable Pulford
  • Don Estelle as Bobby Hargreaves
  • Michele Dotrice as Nancy Rimmington
  • Ray Cooney as Mr. Laver
  • June Whitfield as Janet Rimmington
  • Carol Hawkins as Barbara Wilcox
  • Lewis Fiander as Rudi Petrovyan
  • Ian Lavender as Gerry Buss
  • Richard Marner as 1st Russian official
  • Michael Sharvell-Martin as 2nd Russian official
  • Critical reception

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    The British Comedy Guide called the film "a really delightful forgotten gem of British cinema comedy". However, the Radio Times called it a "horrid comedy of errors," adding "for the sake of a hard-working cast, let's draw a discreet Iron Curtain over the whole charade"; while Time Out said it was "from the darkest days of British cinema, a farrago which began life as Cooney's Whitehall farce, Chase Me, Comrade."

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