Can You Keep It Up for a Week?

Can You Keep It Up For A Week? is a 1974 British sex comedy film.[1]

Can You Keep It Up For A Week?
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Directed byJim Atkinson
Written byRobin Gough
StarringJeremy Bulloch
Neil Hallett
Jill Damas
Sue Longhurst
Richard O'Sullivan
Valerie Leon
CinematographyRicky Briggs
Edited byDavid Docker
Music byDave Quincy
Pyramid Films
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom


Accident-prone Gil wants a steady job but is dismissed by every company that recruits him due to his unfortunate habit of ending up in sexually embarrassing situations. His girlfriend Annette says that she will marry him only if he can stay employed for at least a week. Hired by Mr Grimwood's cleaning company "Here To Service You", Gil is unwittingly drawn into a series of bawdy misadventures: sharing a bath with a married woman and getting caught by her husband; having a threesome with a hospital patient and a woman doctor, followed by a foursome with Annette, Grimwood and a woman psychologist; awkward encounters with a gay man and a lesbian; and getting caught by Annette playing strip poker with a group of women. Incredibly, Gil remains in his job, so Annette asks Grimwood to fire him, not knowing that Gil's employer wants to seduce her himself. Gil foils this plot and Annette marries him, but before the couple can have their wedding night Gil collapses on the bed and passes out from exhaustion.


Critical responseEdit

Writing for The Monthly Film Bulletin, David McGillivray listed the film's "fundamental deficiencies" as "dreary sexual encounters, rudimentary direction and 94 minutes of witless Old English puns (the title is a fair example)." He likened the "episodic" plot to those of other sex comedies Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973) and Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974).[2]


  1. ^ CAN YOU KEEP IT UP FOR A WEEK? Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 41, Iss. 480, (Jan 1, 1974): 270.
  2. ^ McGillivray, David (December 1974). "Can You Keep It Up For A Week?". The Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 41 no. 491. London, UK: British Film Institute. p. 270. ISSN 0027-0407. OCLC 2594020.

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