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Eve and the Handyman (1961)

Eve is dressed in a long raincoat and follows the handyman around as he makes his appointed rounds. She watches as he has humorous run-ins while cleaning toilets, taking scrap metal to the ... See full summary »

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Russ Meyer

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eve Meyer ... Eve / Other roles
Anthony-James Ryan Anthony-James Ryan ... The Handyman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Bolger Frank Bolger ... Street sweeper
Iris Bristol Iris Bristol ... Girl in the laundromat
Joseph Carroll Joseph Carroll
Rita Day Rita Day ... Girl
James A. Evanoff James A. Evanoff ... Artist
Gigi Frost Gigi Frost ... Girl
Mildred Knezevich Mildred Knezevich ... Girl
Francesca Leslie Francesca Leslie ... Francesca
Lee Merrin Lee Merrin ... Narrator (voice)
Sam Meyer Sam Meyer
B. Granger Moore B. Granger Moore
Florence E. Moore Florence E. Moore ... Restroom girl
Barbara Murphy Barbara Murphy
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Storyline

Eve is dressed in a long raincoat and follows the handyman around as he makes his appointed rounds. She watches as he has humorous run-ins while cleaning toilets, taking scrap metal to the dump, cleaning windows, delivering a tree, climbing poles, and remaining a gentleman while trying to help a topless hitchhiker. But why is she watching him so carefully? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Sex-sationally Different!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ève et son homme à tout faire See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Production Co:

Eve Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in 1960, not released until 1961. See more »

Quotes

The Woman: My mind raced like a hot rod along the drag strip of inspiration.
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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A bit of a bore with a glimpse of Meyer's sense of humour
22 March 2011 | by tomgillespie2002See all my reviews

Similar to Russ Meyer's debut feature The Immoral Mr. Teas, this barely 60-minute film follows a geeky and awkward man as he gawks at all the large-breasted beauties on show. Our protagonist is, as the title suggests, a handyman, and moves from job to job where he is teased by women played by the same woman (Eve Meyer - the then-wife of Russ). He moves from coffee-shop to office block to art-house where he just can't seem to escape those sexual temptations. All the while he is pursued by Eve (again, played by Eve Meyer), a woman who seems to be fascinated with him and his 'masculine' behaviour, making notes and seeing him as some kind of wild beast.

There are two kinds of Russ Meyer films. Firstly, there are those with a budget which allow Meyer to show off his genuinely massive talent and produce thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly stylish films such as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Vixen! and his best Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. What are on the surface are softcore porn flicks, but are really inventive and laugh-out-loud funny, while often being just bizarre. His second range of films are made quickly and cheaply, and amplify his love for buxom women with huge breasts that would always make a huge profit. Eve And The Handyman is sadly one of these. Although we often get a glimpse of Meyer's sense of humour, the film is ultimately a bore. Clocking in at 65 minutes, it really did feel a hell of a lot longer. This was however only his second feature, and you have to admire a director who was the first person to bring an actual storyline to the soft-porn genre.

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