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Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974)

R | | Comedy | 8 November 1974 (USA)
An optimistic and inept window cleaner fully 'satisfies' his customers, bed hopping from one unsatisfied housewife to another, until he meets a successful female police officer, who will have none of his sexual advances.


Val Guest


Christopher Wood (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Askwith ... Timothy Lea
Anthony Booth ... Sidney Noggett
Sheila White ... Rosie Noggett
Dandy Nichols ... Mrs. Lea
Bill Maynard ... Mr. Lea
Linda Hayden ... Elizabeth Radlett
John Le Mesurier ... Inspector Radlett
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Radlett
Katya Wyeth Katya Wyeth ... Carole
Richard Wattis ... Carole's Father
Melissa Stribling ... Mrs. Villiers
Anita Graham Anita Graham ... Ingrid
Sam Kydd ... 1st Removal Man
Brian Hall ... 2nd Removal Man
Christine Donna Christine Donna ... Lil Lamour


Young Timmy starts as a window cleaner in the little company of his brother. Soon he learns that some female customers expect additional service. Young and curious as he is, he reluctantly accepts the juicy duty. However his heart belongs to Liz, who demands the highest commitment until she lets him go all the way. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The dirty window cleaner reveals everything! See more »




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Robin Askwith co-starred in Carry On Girls (1973), part of the popular British Carry On sex comedies, before doing this film. Askwith said in an interview that the producers of the Carry On films never forgave him for the Confessions films being much more successful than theirs. The amped up sex and full nudity is where they should have gone, but they couldn't. They eventually tried it with Carry On Emanuelle (2978), but it failed. See more »


When Sidney is changing the tire on the Mini the hub cap appears and disappears between shots. See more »


Timothy Lea: What a diabolical way to start a new career. Flat on me back starin' up blokes's trouser legs!
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Alternate Versions

In order to satisfy the censors of a worldwide market, three versions of this film had to be shot. The 'A' Version was the traditional nude format, the 'B' Version had both male and females wearing underwear, while the 'C' Version (made for South Africa) had fully-clothed sex scenes. The same practice was used for Confessions of a Pop Performer, though the final two sequels - Confessions of a Driving Instructor and Confessions From a Holiday Camp - only required 'A' and 'B' Versions. See more »


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This is your life Timmy Lea
Words and music by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook
Arranged by Sam Sklair
Sung by Sue Cheyenne
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The first 'Confessions' film is loads of fun.
17 February 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

From first fumblings to almost wedded bliss, Confessions of a Window Cleaner follows the sexual exploits of lovable, accident prone youth Timmy Lea (Robin Askwith), who finds there's much more to window cleaning than just being a dab hand with a squeegee.

During the movie's opening credits, a frustrated, virginal Timmy is seen spying on a naked woman in her flat, and on schoolgirls taking a shower (behaviour that would probably secure him a place on the sex offenders register these days). However, it's not long before the cheeky chappie gets some actual hands on experience with the opposite sex (courtesy of a stripper and a randy housewife), and then there's no stopping the bloke: anything in a skirt seems to find him sexually irresistible and, being a considerate fellow, he's only too keen to oblige.

Although frequent casual sex with busty nymphomaniacs is undoubtedly fun, Timmy actually yearns for the one woman who doesn't drop her knickers the instant she claps eyes on him: pretty policewoman Elizabeth Radlett (the lovely Linda Hayden). After doing almost everything to loosen Liz's knicker elastic, our denim-clad hero tries the only trick left in the book: he proposes marriage!

With most of its humour derived from moments of dubious morality—a large percentage of the film's comedy revolves around infidelity and promiscuity—Confessions of a Window Cleaner is not one for the 'politically correct brigade'; on the other hand, those who enjoy bawdy comedy littered with softcore sex and innuendo should love this film to bits. There are loads of good looking dolly birds all too willing to flash the goods, some genuinely witty lines of dialogue ("I won't say 'au revoir', 'cos i'll see you again later", says Shiela White as Rosie Nogget), and plenty of faces that should be familiar to fans of British TV: it's all so very silly and so very 70s that it's hard not to enjoy.

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8 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Confesiones de un limpiaventanas See more »

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