1973 Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour - 1973

A Hammer production released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXIII Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23568

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 Recording

Made at EMI/MGM Elstree Studios Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, England

Processed at Humphries Film Laboratories 85 mins


Eddie Booth and his coloured neighbour, Bill Reynolds, are continually sniping at each other with racist taunts, which even continue at the factory where they both work. Finally, the two fall out completely over a union matter and, with their relationship at an all-time low, their wives Joan and Barbie choose this rather inauspicious moment to enter a 'Love thy Neighbour' competition! Meanwhile, to make things worse, Bill's father arrives from Trinidad and seems to get on a bit too well with Eddie's mum.....

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Art Director Lionel Couch
Editor James Needs
Assistant Director Ken Baker
Production Manager Ron Jackson
Sound Recordist Claude Hitchcock
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Sally Ball
Make-up George Blackler
Hairdresser Maud Onslow
Wardrobe Supervisor Laura Nightingale
Construction Manager Ken Softley
Assistant Art Director Don Picton
Casting Director James Liggat
Dubbing Mixer Dennis Whitlock
Camera Operator Chick Anstiss
Director of Photography Moray Grant
Music Composed by Albert Elms
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Vince Powell and Harry Driver
Produced by Roy Skeggs
Directed by John Robins


Eddie Booth Jack Smethurst
Bill Reynolds Rudolf Walker
Barbie Reynolds Nina Baden-Semper
Joan Booth Kate Williams
Mr Granger Bill Fraser
Joe Reynolds Charles Hyatt
Annie Booth Patricia Hayes
Terry Melvin Hayes
Jacko Keith Marsh
Arthur Tommy Godfrey
Winston Azad Ali
Carter Arthur English
Norma Andria Lawrence
Registrar Clifford Mollison
Charlie Lincoln Webb
Indian Conductor Norman Chappell
Betty Anna Dawson
Postman Bill Pertee
Dolly Pamela Cundell
Lil Annie Leake
Woman on Bus Damaris Hayman
Carol Siobhan QuinlanI
Cyril James Beck
Black Groom Dan Jackson
White Groom John Binden
White Bride Leslie Goldie
Airport Porter Orge Tovey
Airport Clerk Berry Cornish
Van Driver Patrick Durkin
Coloured Driver Horace James
Man at Bus Stop George Roderick
Bus Driver Nosher Powell
Clippie Isobel Hurle
Susie Princess Tamara
Police Constable Michael Sharvell-Martin
1st Black Girl Kubi Chaza
2nd Black Girl Venicia Day 
Black Bride Corrine Skinner
Taxi Driver Fred Griffiths


Probably the less written the better about this lamentable, tasteless and insulting supposed comedy. Suffice it to say that, in all their long history, Hammer never made anything quite so embarrassingly dreadful! 
Incidentally, for what it's worth, the film is a spin-off from an equally dire Thames TV sitcom.

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