Keep It Clean

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Keep It Clean
"Keep It Clean" (1956).jpg
Original British trade ad
Directed by David Paltenghi
Produced by Maxwell Setton
John R. Sloan
Screenplay by Carl Nystrom
R.F. Delderfield
Starring Ronald Shiner
Music by Bruce Montgomery
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Bernard Lewis (camera operator)
Edited by John Pomeroy
A Setton-Sloan Production
Distributed by Eros Films (UK)
Release date
1 May 1956 (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Keep It Clean is a 1956 black and white British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Ronald Shiner as Bert Lane and Joan Sims as Violet Tarbottom.[1][2]


Advertising agent Bert Lane (Ronald Shiner) plans to market his brother-in-law's Peter's (Colin Gordon) new miracle cleaning machine. However, Bert's boss Mr. Bouncenboy (James Hayter) wants him to advertise Mrs Anstey's famous crumpets, but Bert's cheesecake advertising slogans incur the wrath of Mrs Anstey (Jean Cadell) and her Purity League, as well as his boss.



The film was a commercial disappointment.[3]