Ups and Downs of a Handyman

Ups and Downs of a Handyman

John Sealey (1975)

X Certificate


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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.


The sexually unfulfilled beauties of Sodding Chipbury lead frustrated lives - until Bob, the handsome new handyman, arrives in their village equipped with just the right tool to do a perfect job! Barry Stokes, Gay Soper and Sue Lloyd star.

Cast & Crew

Bob Barry Stokes
Maisie Gay Soper
The blonde Sue Lloyd
Squire Bullsworthy Bob Todd
PC Knowles Chic Murray
Newsagent Robert Dorning
Redhead Valerie Leon
Margaretta Penny Meredith
Newsagent's daughter Helli Louise
Farmer Elgin John Blythe
Director John Sealey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Target International Films LtdGuidance: Contains swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video