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Mutiny on the Buses (1972)

Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney Reg Varney ... Stan Butler
Doris Hare Doris Hare ... Stan's Mum
Michael Robbins Michael Robbins ... Arthur, Stan's Brother in Law
Anna Karen Anna Karen ... Olive, Stan's Sister
Bob Grant Bob Grant ... Jack, Stan's Conductor
Stephen Lewis ... The Inspector
Janet Mahoney Janet Mahoney ... Susy
Pat Ashton Pat Ashton ... Norah
Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan ... Mr. Jenkins
Bob Todd Bob Todd ... New Inspector
David Lodge ... Safari Guard
Tex Fuller Tex Fuller ... Harry
Caroline Dowdeswell Caroline Dowdeswell ... Sandra
Jan Rennison Jan Rennison ... Gloria
Damaris Hayman Damaris Hayman ... Mrs. Jenkins
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Storyline

Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot Manager into giving him the job of driver on the new money-making Special Tours Bus. A great idea ...if only the inspector hadn't taken Stan on his trial run to the Windsor Safari Park. Written by Aline

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapina bussissa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anglo-EMI,Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bob Grant, playing bus conductor Jack, had actually worked in real life as a bus conductor in order to pay his way through RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). See more »

Goofs

Before Blakey shows Stan and Jack the radio control, the camera pans up too far and the set roof is visible. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jenkins: [after seeing the foam machine has flooded the depot] What the BLAZES?
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Followed by Holiday on the Buses (1973) See more »

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Semi-successful movie sequel
9 January 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A less successful sequel to the first ON THE BUSES movie, although not without its moments. MUTINY ON THE BUSES offers up more of the same for fans of the comedy show, with various dated, sexist and sometimes amusing antics taking place on and around a bus depot.

The gang's all here for this sequel outing, including enhanced roles for Stan's sister Oliver and her husband Arthur. Best of all is the presence of Stephen Lewis, shining once more as the chief antagonist Blakey. The jokes come thick and fast, many of them sexist and mildly offensive to modern audiences, but then that's part of the fun.

Once again, the spirit is very much in the CARRY ON vein, and there are certain set-pieces to enjoy; the sojourn at the Windsor Safari Park is a definite highlight here. The film trilogy concluded with the final outing, HOLIDAY ON THE BUSES.


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