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Man About the House (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 December 1974 (UK)
A property developer wants to flatten the street to make new buildings. Householder George Roper is happy to take the offered money and run but his wife Mildred join with other residents to take a stand and keep things as they are.


John Robins




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard O'Sullivan ... Robin Tripp
Paula Wilcox ... Chrissy Plummer
Sally Thomsett Sally Thomsett ... Jo
Brian Murphy ... George Roper
Yootha Joyce ... Mildred Roper
Doug Fisher ... Larry Simmonds
Peter Cellier ... Morris Pluthero
Patrick Newell ... Sir Edmund Weir
Aimi MacDonald Aimi MacDonald ... Hazel Lovett (as Aimi McDonald)
Jack Smethurst Jack Smethurst ... Jack Smethurst
Rudolph Walker ... Rudolph Walker
Spike Milligan ... Spike Milligan
Melvyn Hayes ... Nigel
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Mr. Gideon
Bill Grundy Bill Grundy ... Interviewer


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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The Hilarious Adventures of two girls with a . . . Man About the House




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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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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Alternate Versions

The scene in which George, wandering around Thames Television's studios, encounters Jack Smethurst and Rudolph Walker discussing chess in the bar is routinely excised due to the outdated racist language used by Roper. See more »


References The World at War (1973) See more »


Man About the House
Composed by Christopher Gunning
Lyrics by Annie Farrow
Sung by Jane Christie (uncredited)
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Round the houses the writers go.
5 April 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

A film spin off from the hugely popular British situation comedy of the same name, it stars Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. When a development company tries to buy all the houses in their street, flatmates Robin, Chrissy and Jo decide to help their landlords in staving off the buy out.

The material here is sadly too thin that it wastes what was always a damn fine cast. The sexy spark between Robin and the two girls is still there, and Mildred's (Joyce) sexual frustration with hubby George (Murphy) continues; with an interesting twist added a film's culmination, yet it's all very tired and short on laughs. You know you are trouble when you have to resort to a gastric stomach problem to hang your big laugh sequence on. Still, the cast are always watchable (I have been in love and lust with Wilcox since forever), while small appearances by Arthur Lowe and Spike Milligan are most welcome diversions from the poor screenplay. 5/10

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Release Date:

20 December 1974 (UK) See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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