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Not Tonight, Darling (1971)

| Drama | 1971 (UK)
A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a 'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Williams
Vincent Ball ...
Jason Twelvetrees ...
John Williams
Mr. Finlay
Captain Harrison
Sean Barry-Weske ...
Eddie (as Sean Barry)
Nicki Howorth ...
Lance Barrett ...
Gary Williams
Fiona Richmond ...
Suzanne (as Amber Harrison)
Carole Catkin ...
The Tiffany Sisters ...
Speciality Guests
John Gillett ...
Speciality Guest
David Nimmo ...
Speciality Guest
Victor Schonfiel ...
Speciality Guest


A lonely 'Stay-at-Home' Housewife is being watched every night through the bathroom window by a 'Peeping Tom', who is being put up to it by his friend. She eventually finds out and gets her revenge on them.

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Fiona Richmond (here using the name Amber Harrison) was working as a Playboy Bunny at the time she made this film. See more »

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Interesting social curio
1 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Back in 1971, if you had never seen this and someone summarised it as "young blonde wife, frustrated by her husband's total lack of libido, decides to explore her sexuality", then I'm sure you'd have parted with your 50p at the cinema just as I would.

However, you'd have barely had time to lick your drink-on-a-stick before you'd have realised you'd been sold a pup.

The film says nothing, the acting is dire, the direction non- existent, the storyline meanders, wanders, then concludes by saying "make of this what you will. I give up"

However, this film is not without redemption. Here's why:

a) If you ever wondered what a seedy Soho strip club looked like in the daytime, this is for you. And what about that compere? ("Okay, remove your raincoats")

b) Captain Harrison (Bill Shine) may not be on screen for long but he does have the best lines. ("He called me Bill. Well, it was my name)

c) You really have to see the camera-work in the health club scenes to believe it. The young lady on the vibrator belt especially.

d) Thunderclap Newman playing live (along the lines of The Yardbirds in 'Blow Up' or Alan Price in 'O Lucky Man'). A previous reviewer mentioned this would interest those interested in the music of the era. It does.

e) The, shall we say, 'incredible' dream scene in the grocer's shop. Hard to believe and more than a touch of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band about it (if you recall Magical Mystery Tour).

So, all in all, a dreadful film if you look on it as a film - but a fascinating slice of what 1971 was capable of, if you come at it from another angle!

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