1972 Mutiny on the Buses

Mutiny on the Buses - 1972 

A Hammer Special Comedy Presentation released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXII Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23320

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Made at EMI-MGM Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, England 

Technicolor 89 mim 


When Stan gets engaged to conductress Susy, it comes as a bit of a blow to his family since, especially now that Olive and Arthur have a baby, they rely on his earnings to keep them going. To help boost the family income, Stan makes the mistake of offering to teach Arthur how to drive a bus. Meanwhile, Inspector Blake, determined to improve the efficiency of his layabout workers, makes himself even more unpopular by installing radio receivers in the cabs of the buses. The scene is set for more anarchic, knockabout comedy!

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Production Supervisor Roy Skeggs
Production Designer Scott MacGregor
Film Editor Archie Ludski, GBFE
Production Manager Christopher Neame
Assistant Director Ken Baker
Sound Recordist John Purchese
Sound Editor Roy Baker, GBFE
Continuity Doreen Dearnaley
Make-up Supervisor Eddie Knight
Hairdressing Supervisor Ivy Emmerton
Wardrobe Supervisor Dulcie Midwinter
Wardrobe Master Mike Jarvis
Construction Manager Arthur Banks
Dubbing Mixer Bill Rowe
Gaffer Roy Bond
Recording Director Tony Lumkin
Assistant Art Director Don Picton
Camera Operator Neil Binney
Director of Photography Mark McDonald, BSc
Music Composed by Ron Grainer
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Written and produced by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Directed by Harry Booth


Stan Reg Varney
His Mum Doris Hare
Olive, his Sister Anna Karen
Arthur, his Brother-in-Law Michael Robbins
Jack, his Conductor Bob Grant
Blakey, his Inspector Stephen Lewis
Susy Janet Mahoney
Norah Pat Ashton
Mr Jenkins Kevin Brennen
New Inspector Bob Todd
Safari Guard David Lodge
Sandra Caroline Dowdeswell
Harry Tex Fuller
Gloria Jan Rennison
Mrs Jenkins Damaris Hayman
Gladys Juliet Duncan
Pilot Michael Nightingale
Policeman (Safari Park) Roger Avon
Policeman (Mobile) Garry Linehan
Policeman (On Beat) David Rowlands
Nurse Nicolette Chafrey
Angry Passenger Dervis Ward
Olive's Baby Wayne Westhorpe


The title of the film was chosen in a nationwide competition.
 With the British film industry in general in deep recession and American funding drying up, Hammer, in desperate need of cash like everyone else, had little choice in a way and reverted more and more to making home-grown comedies based on popular television series. In the long run, though, it was not to be the solution to their ever-worsening crisis.

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