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Can I Keep It Up for a Week? (1974)

Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1974 (UK)
Blundering idiot is set an ultimatum by his girlfriend. Keep a job for a week or she leaves him. Only innuendo and comedy pratfalls can stop him.

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Gerry Grimwood
Jill Damas ...
Annette
Joy Harington ...
Mrs. Grimwood
Maria Coyne ...
Receptionist
Lynne Ross ...
Secretary (as Lynn Ross)
Valerie Phillips ...
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Lady Driver
Sally Harrison ...
Car Wash Customer
Sue Longhurst ...
Mrs. Bristol
Sally Lahee ...
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Richard Smith ...
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Olivia Munday ...
Mrs. Hobson
Mark Singleton ...
Mr. Hobson
Bridget McConnell ...
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Blundering idiot is set an ultimatum by his girlfriend. Keep a job for a week or she leaves him. Only innuendo and comedy pratfalls can stop him.

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No man was asked to do so much, by so many, in so little time . . .

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Keep It For Me
Music by Ted Dicks
Lyrics by Hazel Adair
Performed by Catherine Howe
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Dated British sex comedy with few if any laughs
7 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the amusing title, CAN YOU KEEP IT UP FOR A WEEK? is an anything but amusing film. It's a dated British sex comedy of the 1970s that has much in common with the likes of the CONFESSIONS... and ADVENTURES... series, albeit with a much poorer script. A bride-to-be promises her future husband her hand in marriage if he can keep a job for a week. His job entails him working as a kind of handyman providing special 'services' for various clients.

I don't know who Robin Gough was but as a writer his work is very insubstantial. All of the usual situations are here - basically, the lead visiting various nubile women and getting into situations with them - and there's the potential for humour with disgruntled husbands and nymphos and the like, but it's all so lacklustre. Director Jim Atkinson was an editor and sound effects technician and this marks his sole directorial credit; you can see why he never went back behind the camera.

So why keep watching? Well, there's copious nudity from various voluptuous women, so if that's your bag then you might enjoy it. Valerie Leon has a cameo (and keeps her kit on, of course; she's the only one of the cast who does) and the lead is played by the wooden Jeremy Bulloch, best known to film fans for his role as Boba Fett in the STAR WARS franchise. Neil Hallett (KEEP IT UP DOWNSTAIRS) is better as his conniving boss, but best of all is the incredibly lovely Jill Damas, playing Bulloch's intended.


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