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Man About the House (1974)

An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and ... See full summary »

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An unscrupulous property developer wants to flatten the street to make way for new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred and their lodgers join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are, finally winning the day. Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 December 1974 (UK)  »

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The central location in the film is that of the Edwardian houses on Myddleton Terrace, NW8, in the City of Westminster area. Mr Gideon (with tenant Larry) lives at number 3. Amelia Bird lives at 4, Hazell Lovett is at 5, and the Ropers with Robin, Chrissie and Jo are at number 6. See more »

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Larry and notably Robin's positions alter in the shot change as Tripp asks who lives at No 4 when out on the street. See more »

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Sir Edmund Weir: Sorry to have kept you waiting. I've been in The House. The Prime Minister has been talking for over an hour.
Chrissy: Oh really? What about?
Sir Edmund Weir: He didn't say
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References The Benny Hill Show (1969) See more »

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Moonlight Over The Acropolis
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Music by Mimis Plessas
KPM Music Ltd
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Rather Low Brow Humour
4 March 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE was a slightly risqué popular sit com with a Jack the lad type sharing a flat with two girls one an intelligent red head and the other a blond bimbo . I was never too keen on the show and thought the two spin offs ROBIN'S NEST and GEORGE & MILDRED were better comedies . The problem I think I had was that it was unsophisticated and this feature film version reflects this . Check out this sample of dialogue:

" The girls have just put a new lock on the door "

" Really "

" Yeah . That's to stop me getting out of their bedroom "

Hmmm I guess feminists won't be queuing to watch this . But to give it some credit it was never a show that claimed to be sophisticated and this film version stays true to its bawdy roots without going overboard . The very vague plot revolves a property developer wanting to buy out the tenants and we are treated to a fairly amusing sequence where the villain has laxatives put into his meal . We're also treated to cameo appearances from very well known comedy faces at the time including Spike Milligan , but the show stopping moment involves the two protagonists from LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR a legendary TV show that is totally despised by the PC brigade for its alleged racism:

" What do you want to drink old friend ? "

" I'll have a white lady "

" Pardon ? "

A sometimes amusing and completely low brow comedy


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