1953 Life with the Lyons

Life with the Lyons - 1953

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films 
Copyright 1953 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Southall Studios, England

Black & White 81 minutes


Fast-moving, and very noisy, comedy. The accident-prone Lyons family move into their new rented house in London, but they have not yet been given the lease. Their efforts to impress the landlord, Mr. Hemmingway, are not altogether successful and result in a catalogue of misunderstandings, chaos and destruction!


Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Assistant Director Harold Buck
Art Director Wilfred Arnold
Editor Douglas Myers
Recordist Bill Salter
Continuity "Splinters" Deason
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Nina Broe
Camera Operator Len Harris
Photographed by Walter Harvey, BSc
Model Clothes by Roma
Music Arthur Wilkinson
Screenplay by Val Guest and Robert Dunbar
Form the Radio Series by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding
Produced by Robert Dunbar
Directed by Val Guest


Mr. Hemmingway Hugh Morton
Wimple Horace Percival
Aggie Molly Weir
Florrie Doris Rogers
Mrs Wimple Gwen Lewis
Slim Cassidy Arthur Hill
Violet Belinda Lee
Chief Firecloud "Zaro"
Ben Lyon Ben Lyon
Bebe Daniels Lyon Bebe Daniels Lyon
Barbara Lyon Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon Richard Lyon 


The Lyons family were immensely popular with radio audiences in their heyday and the success of this film led to a sequel, "The Lyons in Paris" (1955), also from Hammer. 
This was the first film for Hammer directed by Val Guest, whose later work for them includes "The Quatermass Xperiment" (1955), "Quatermass 2" (1957), "The Abominable Snowman" (1957) and "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" (1969).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection