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Man About the House (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 December 1974 (UK)
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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John Robins
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Cast

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 Doug Fisher ... Larry Simmonds
Peter Cellier 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
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

En mand i huset See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

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 »

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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Connections

References The World at War (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Piccadilly Circus
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Music by Leon Paul
Berry Music Ltd
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Rather Low Brow Humour
4 March 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee 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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