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All Neat in Black Stockings (1969)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 10 April 1969 (UK)
An irresponsible window cleaner believes he has found true love with a woman he picked up in a tavern.


Jane Gaskell (screenplay), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Henry Victor Henry ... Ginger
Susan George ... Jill
Jack Shepherd ... Dwyer
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Mother
Anna Cropper ... Sis
Harry Towb ... Issur
Vanessa Forsyth Vanessa Forsyth ... Carole
Terence de Marney ... Gunge
Jasmina Hilton ... Babette (as Jasmina Hamzavi)
John Woodnutt ... Vicar
Nita Lorraine Nita Lorraine ... Jocasta
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ... New Bird
Andre Dakar Andre Dakar ... Man with Parrot (as André Dakar)
Rosalind Elliot Rosalind Elliot ... First Bird (as Rosalind Elliott)
Gwendolyn Watts Gwendolyn Watts ... Housewife
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Ginger, so named for the color of his hair, is a London window washer who is irresponsible in most aspects of his life. He and his best mate Dwyer, who lives in the room next to his in a shabby rooming house, share everything, including their dates, they often switching rooms in the middle of the night without even telling the young women who are already in their respective beds. Ginger is always on the lookout for his next date, whether it be through the windows he washes or already on a date. It is through one of those windows that he meets elderly Gunge, a patient in a hospital whose unique but well kept and spacious apartment Ginger temporarily moves in to. And it is on one of his dates with another woman - Babette - that he meets Carole and Jill. While he asks Carole out as the seemingly more outgoing of the pair, Ginger is really more interested in Jill, he using Carole to get to Jill. In believing that Jill may be the one, Ginger begins to have a more responsible view of life ... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Lindsay Anderson was asked to direct. See more »


Ginger: [Red haired Ginger meets Jill] I'm Ginger.
Jill: [Blonde Jill replies] I'm fair.
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Referenced in Courting Controversy (2005) See more »


All Neat in Black Stockings
By Terence Delaney
Sung by Jon Mark
[Played over end credits]
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recommended for Susan George fans only!
2 August 2015 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

(my review title with apologies to Burkbob,one of the two other reviewers)

Four great things about this movie: (1) the title (2) the DVD box cover, ooh black-and-tan, yes! (3) the scene as in (2) above in the movie itself (4) I will get to the fourth in the next paragraph

I would not have bought this DVD were it not for Susan George being in it. I collect her movies and I've got almost all the noteworthy ones, with OUT OF SEASON being the last one outstanding. After viewing this one I have to concur with the other reviewer who warned that thus movie is only of value to Susan George fans. Really, it leaves one quite a lot depressed at the end, and then, while in a gloomy mood, you think bad about the film. Which has a considerable lot of shortcomings. I'm in no frame of mind to list them now - my two colleagues here on IMDb did a good job here in their reviews and I'll let that suffice. But as for her with the golden hair and the big soulful eyes, once again, you did not disappoint, my dear. Ratty movie (literally) but yet another winning performance by the prettiest dolly bird in Swinging London during the Late Sixties. Let me just say that Susan George has got to be the cuddliest girl ever. Thank you and goodnight and feel free to vote for me as being Unhelpful.

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Release Date:

10 April 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Meias Pretas See more »

Filming Locations:

Wandsworth, London, England, UK See more »

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Miron See more »
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1.85 : 1
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