No Sex Please, We're British is a 1973 British comedy film directed by Cliff Owen and starring Ronnie CorbettIan OgilvySusan Penhaligon and Arthur Lowe. It is based on the 1971 play No Sex Please, We're British with a number of changes to the original plot.


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Runnicles, a clerk in a small-town British bank (openly depicted in the film as the branch of Barclays Bank in Windsor High Street),[1][2] is horrified when a package arrives containing pornography rather than the new calculator he expected. His efforts to dispose of it, while avoiding detection, turn into a farcicalseries of events including a bank inspector, the police and a local criminal to whom the pornography actually belongs.

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  • Writing in 1979 at the time of the American release, a reviewer for The New York Times wrote: "In its own way it is well done...(with) its simpleminded and by now rather outdated double and triple entendres"[3]
  • TV Guide commented: "A pleasing performance from Corbett...saves this otherwise average British farce from the usual doldrums."
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