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Ups and Downs of a Handyman

  • 1975
  • John Sealey
  • 85 mins
  • X
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Known at various times as Confessions of a Handyman, Confessions of an Odd-Job Man and The Happy Housewives, this is another cheap-and-cheerful sex comedy in the vein of Timothy Lea's naughty bestsellers. Barry Stokes brings a certain cheeky charm to the title role, while Gay Soper, Sue Lloyd and Valerie Leon find him plenty to do around the house. What little comedy there is comes from Benny Hill stalwart Bob Todd, as the local magistrate, and Chic Murray, as a harassed bobby. Derrick Slater's script is one long smutty gag, while John Sealey's direction is perfunctory at best.

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Credits

Cast

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BobBarry Stokes
MaisieGay Soper
The blondeSue Lloyd
Squire BullsworthyBob Todd
PC KnowlesChic Murray
NewsagentRobert Dorning
RedheadValerie Leon
MargarettaPenny Meredith
Newsagent's daughterHelli Louise
Farmer ElginJohn Blythe

Crew

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DirectorJohn Sealey

Details

Theatrical distributor
Target International Films Ltd
Guidance
Contains swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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