Friday, March 19, 2010

Confessions of a Window Cleaner – 1974

The first “confessions” movie I’d ever seen, and regrettably, it was heavily edited for the TNT channel. I still have yet to see the real version! I keep hearing how X-rated these confessions films were and so far I just see them as cute, silly, and just a little bit naughty. Robin plays young, innocent, clumsy Timmy Lea who lives at home with his parents, pregnant sister and her smooth-talking husband Sid who owns a window cleaning business. Timmy goes to work for his brother in law, who introduces him to some of the um…”behind the scenes” benefits of the job. Hapless Timmy finds himself getting seduced by one housewife after another, all the while not getting anywhere with his girlfriend (played by Linda Hayden, his eventual real-life girlfriend up through the ‘80s). Finally she agrees to marry him but is left at the altar when Timmy finds himself accidentally knocked out and loaded into a moving van bound for out of town! Poor Timmy somehow gets back home just in time to find is jilted ex-bride making out with his brother in law!

Heheh, I found this whole film just hilarious. Robin plays this role wonderfully. The humor is so very British. Subtle, wry, intelligent, yet wacky at the same time.

Finally saw the unedited version! Read that review here!

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