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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Robin Tripp
Paula Wilcox ...
Sally Thomsett ...
Jo
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George Roper
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Mildred Roper
Doug Fisher ...
Larry Simmonds
Peter Cellier ...
Morris Pluthero
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Aimi MacDonald ...
Hazel Lovett (as Aimi McDonald)
Jack Smethurst ...
Jack Smethurst
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Rudolph Walker
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Spike Milligan
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Nigel
Michael Ward ...
Bill Grundy ...
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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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En mand i huset  »

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Trivia

In the film Mildreds maiden name is revealed as Asquith whilst in the TV series it is Tremble. See more »

Goofs

When Larry mounts the kerb to avoid traffic at a junction, he turns the wheel right but the car goes on the left-hand pavement. See more »

Quotes

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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A bearable slice of British comedy.
12 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Man About the House was an hilarious film and a spin off from a wonderful series. Cleverly written by that great duo Cooke & Mortimer, the humour is ageless and well put across by Richard O'Sullivan and Paula Wilcox whose timing was impeccable. Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy provide excellent foils and watch out for some of the up and coming British starlets cameo-ing in different episodes of the series. The entire cast did extremely well, considering that they had to carry the 'unfortunate' acting ability of Sally Thomsett along with them.

'George and Mildred', another spin off from this movie and series was funnier but lacked the situations. It did, however, show the raw talents of Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy to their fullest.


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