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)
“The Brit humor doesn’t transfer to a foreign audience.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
A 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 laughs.
Tim Lea (Robin 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.
The 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.
Please 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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