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The Ups and Downs of a Handyman (1976)

R | | Comedy | November 1976 (USA)
A young handyman and his wife (Barry Stokes, Penny Meredith) move to a small village and set up business. There, the handyman encounters numerous strange characters, including a local ... See full summary »

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Bob
Gay Soper ...
Maisie
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The Blonde
Bob Todd ...
Squire Bullsworthy
Chic Murray ...
P. C. Knowles
Robert Dorning ...
Newsagent
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Margaretta
Helli Louise ...
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Farmer Elgin
Harold Bennett ...
Julia Bond ...
Polly (as Julie Bond)
Jeannie Collings ...
Mrs Wain
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A young handyman and his wife (Barry Stokes, Penny Meredith) move to a small village and set up business. There, the handyman encounters numerous strange characters, including a local constable (Chic Murray) more inept than a squadcar full of Keystone Kops; an elderly magistrate (Bob Todd) whose primary passion is spanking young women; a schoolmistress (Sue Lloyd) with a closetful of kinks; and more predatory housewives than the young man can handle. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Always Handy - the odd job man whose services are constantly in demand!

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Sue Lloyd and Bob Todd receive "guest star" credits. See more »

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In the last shot of the bathroom sequence a crew member's hand can be briefly seen touching actress Mrs Wain's backside, directing her to move out of the way of the camera. See more »

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References Le manège enchanté (1964) See more »

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The Ups and Downs of a Handyman
Music and Lyrics by Vic Elms
Theme song sung by Barry Stokes
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good fun
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I`ve seen this film a few times ,and it seems quite similar to the Carry On films ,even poaching some of the same actors,but it`s good fun and harmless enough,although the house featured ,and definitely the bathroom ,I have also seen in a much more explicit short film entitled Big Boobed Lady (all in the course of research obviously). The storyline is quite weak ,but then that isn`t the point of the film.There`s some nice scenery and its definitely a village I wouldn`t mind living in ! There were a lot of saucy British comedy films like this in the 1970`s ,and this is a long way from being the worst of them.Check it out and have a good laugh !


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