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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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Sir Edmund Weir
Aimi MacDonald ...
Hazel Lovett (as Aimi McDonald)
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Spike Milligan
Melvyn Hayes ...
Nigel
Michael Ward ...
Mr. Gideon
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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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When Larry is driving Chrissie and Robin to work there are no windscreen wipers on the VW Beetle when shown in close-up. 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 Crossroads (1964) See more »

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Music by Leon Paul
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Low brow hijinks
30 August 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE is another Hammer Films version of a popular TV series, this time about the misadventures of a trio of twentysomethings sharing an apartment in London. I took an instant dislike to this film thanks to the lank-haired layabout lead, Richard O'Sullivan, who seems to spend his whole time putting down women and coming out with un-PC humour.

The film as a whole doesn't transfer to the format as well as Hammer's ON THE BUSES trilogy and it feels instead rather like a padded-out episode of the TV show. The loose storyline involves some unscrupulous developers attempting to knock down the abode of our characters, so they decide to fight back. Some very broad comedy, involving endless games of strip poker and monopoly and laxatives, follows.

The humour is sometimes funny but seems to be rather mild and restrained for the most part, although it does have its moments. The romance stuff between the leads is pretty boring, although it is fun to see Sally Thomsett (THE RAILWAY CHILDREN) playing somebody her own age just four years after masquerading as a kid in that childhood classic. As ever, the endless cameos (Bill Pertwee, Bill Maynard, Arthur Lowe, Spike Milligan) are the highlight here.


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