|CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER (director/writer: Val Guest; screenwriter: Christopher Wood/from the novel by Tim Leary; cinematographer: Norman Warwick; editor: Bill Lenny; music: Sam Sklair; cast: Robin Aswith (Timothy Lea), Dandy Nichols (Mrs. Lea), Bill Maynard (Mr. Lea), Anthony Booth (Sidney Noggett), Sheila White (Rosie Noggett), Linda Hayden (Elizabeth Radlett), John Le Mesurier (Inspector Radlett), Katya Wyeth (Carole), Richard Wattis (Carole's Father), Anita Graham (Ingrid), Christine Donna (Lil Lamour); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Greg Smith; Columbia; 1974)|
Brit humor doesn't transfer to a foreign
by Dennis Schwartz
British made tasteless sex-addled comedy. The Brit
humor doesn't transfer to a foreign audience.
This is the first of four installments in this
series. Despite being garbage, the films were
popular. Director-writer Val Guest ("The
Boys in Blue"/"Where The Spies Are") and co-writer
Christopher Wood (alias Tim Leary) strain hard for
Aswith) is a leery-eyed,
bumbling, dweeb teen apprentice window washer
working for his slick mentoring brother-in-law
Sid Noggett (Anthony
Booth), who looks at an
assortment of undressed women on the job. The lad
faints while cleaning a shop window, where he
witnesses the workers have sex and meets an attractive
woman concerned about him. She turns out to be a
female cop (Linda
Hayden), who he dates. Meanwhile
the cleaner advances from just eye-balling nude women
to several sexual encounters.
sniggering slapstick humor is on a low-level, as this
mediocre comedy seems to hit its targeted audience
during the dark ages of the Brit film industry.
note: This crappy film was the highest
grossing film at the U.K. box office in 1974.
REVIEWED ON 5/21/2017 GRADE: D
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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