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All Neat in Black Stockings (1969)

Part bawdy peek-a-boo romp, part kitchen-sink drama, this box-office hit features then-rising star Victor Henry as Ginger, a twenty-year-old window cleaner whose womanising is curtailed when he finds himself falling in love for the first time.

Ginger shares most things in life with his friend, Dwyer – including girls. Then, he sees the beautiful Jill (“all neat in black stockings”) in a south London pub. Her obvious innocence moves him, and he feels unable to make his usual approach. He realises that she is not only desirable but also something very special.


Also starring that icon of Swinging Sixties sex appeal Susan George, All Neat in Black Stockings‘ bold interlacing of sexual adventure, humour and tender love story instantly caught audiences’ imaginations, its evocation of London’s dingy back-street pubs and dubious characters marking it out as a cult classic.

The film featured the pairing of TV playwright Hugh Whitemore (who was so prolific he was nicknamed “Hugh Writemore”) and director Christopher Morahan (who would later produce TV’s Jewel in the Crown).

At least they went on to better things. But as randy window cleaner Ginger, Victor Henry got no higher up the ladder.

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Victor Henry
Susan George
Jack Shepherd
Jill’s Mother
Clare Kelly
Anna Cropper
Harry Towb
Vanessa Forsyth
Old Gunge
Terence de Marney
Jasmina Hamzavi
John Woodnutt
Nita Lorraine

Christopher Morahan