Crossing of bizarre characters with bizarre ideas, leading to
incredible result. Two are the main characters in this story. The first
is George Harrison Marks and writes at the beginning of the seventies
the script for this film, which ends in oblivion. Britain's Marks is
really a special man. Glamour photographer, one of the first to use the
title and director of films in 8 mm. His films and sexy photos often
with Pamela Green as the protagonist make him known and appreciated but
also create several problems with censorship and even with the law.
The seventies do not start well for Marks, many problems with the law,
alcoholism, bankruptcy and then the approach to the world of porn and
collaboration with David Sullivan to which he sells his photos and the
of his films in 8 mm. Between jobs and other commissioned by Sullivan
re-emerge the story of "Come Play with Me." Sullivan like it. And soon
begins the shots.
Dave Sullivan is another bizarre character of this story. Welsh,
graduate in economics, has the intuition to jump into the growing
market of adult entertainment. Magazines, sex shops and then films.
Sullivan in the seventies has twenty-five years is a millionaire and
has control of most of the UK market. Later he enters in other
business and in the world of football and still holds the majority of
At the time, he understands that the "Come Play with Me" can be a good
investment and a good launch for his girlfriend Mary Millington, model
and porn actress, who then in 1979 only thirty-three years, put an end
to her life. It can also be a good marketing for his magazines that
appear in the film and that "exchange" the advertising showing pictures
of the set (sometimes overly hard) to launch the film.
From these two it comes what for many is the best English erotic comedy
of all time. A famous work also for a cast of known actors at home that
had never worked in this kind of film. Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, Ronald
Fraser. And then from “The Benny Hill Show" Henry McGee and Bob
Todd. Suzy Mandel (other Hill’s sketches) and Bergman's daughter,
Anna, are two actresses known for erotic comedies, accompanied by some
female stars of the English hard world
it is true that Sullivan produces and advertises, but the work is of
George Harrison Marks. The photographer care very well the aesthetic of
the work, he adds musical numbers (one of his passions), and of course
he manages very well the feminine beauty. The nudes, often total,
sometimes arrive near the border with the hard (as the lesbian scene
with Mary Millington and Penny Chrisholm). Apparently they were also
shot porn scenes, cut just before the film's release.
The Benny Hill comic style is the centre of this work flowing on an
easy and a bit 'absurd plot designed to undress as many girls. A big
hit at the box office for a film still appreciated today, including
gags and misunderstandings, especially for lovers of the English comedy.
Cornelius Clapworthy (Harrison Marks) and Maurice Kelly (Alfie Bass)
are two well-known forgers that running away from a gangster arrive at
the Bovington Manor a resort in the Scottish Highlands, run by Lady
Bovington (Irene Handl). The place is pretty much forgotten by the
world and allows the two to continue their activities of
counterfeiters. One day the grandson of Lady Bovington arrives in the
structure with many girls, who follow the leader Rena (Suzy Mandel) and
to help Lady Bovington dress up as nurses and transform the place into
a kind of beauty farm with massages topless and full-service (...). The
success is huge, but it creates to Clapworthy Kelly and many problems.
Shot at the Weston Manor Hotel, "Come Play with Me" has created a series of films inspired, self-styled sequels and spin-offs.