1974 Man About the House

Man About the House - 1974

A Hammer production released by MGM/EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXlV Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23946
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 Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, England

Processed by Technicolor and Humphries 90 mins

Storyline

Robin, Chrissie and Jo share a flat which they rent from ever-arguing husband and wife George and Mildred Roper. When they hear that property developer Spiros has plans to buy the whole block where they live and demolish it, Robin and the girls set up a neighbourhood action committee to stop him. They know that they can count on the support of Mildred, but George is a different matter - he'd rather take the money and run!

Crew

Art Director Don Picton
Film Editor Archie Ludski, GBFE
Production Manager Dennis Hall
Assistant Director Derek Whitehurst
Sound Recordist Claude Hitchcock
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Renee Glynne
Make-up Supervisor Eddie Knight
Hairdressing Supervisor Betty Sherriff
Wardrobe Supervisor Laura Nightingale
Construction Manager Jock Lyall
Dubbing Mixer Dennis Whitlock
Recording Director Tony Lumkin
Gaffer Ted Hallows
Camera Operator Rodney Anstiss
Director of Photography Jimmy Allen, BSc
Music Composed by Christopher Gunning
.....Title song "Man about the House"
.....Music Christopher Gunning
.....Lyrics Anne Farrow
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Written by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Produced by Roy Skeggs
Directed by John Robins

Cast

Robin Tripp Richard O'Sullivan
Chrissie Paula Wilcox
Jo Sally Thomsett
Mildred.Roper Yootha Joyce
George Roper Brian Murphy
Spiros (Guest Star) Arthur Lowe
Mrs Bird Andria Lawrence
Morris Pluthero Peter Cellier
Larry Simmonds Doug Fisher
Sir Edmund Weir Patrick Newell
Nigel Melvin Hayes
Hazel Lovett (Guest Star) Aimi Mac Donald
Producer Julian Orchard
Chef (Guest Star) Bill Maynard
Mr Gideon Michael Ward
Postman Bill Pertwee
Himself (Guest Star) Jack Smethurst
Himself (Guest Star) Rudolph Walker
Himself (Guest Star) Spike Milligan
Interviewer Bill Grundy
P.A. Barry Cornish
Doorman Norman Mitchell
Second Doorman Michael Robbins
Milkman Johnnie Briggs
Chauffeur Bill Sawyer
Lecturer Aubrey Morris
Boy Scout Mark Rogers
Secretary Pauline Peart
Elderly Man Arthur Hewlett
Tweedy Lady Anne Leake
Housewife Corrine Skinner

Footnotes

Another television spin-off, this time again from a Thames TV sitcom.

Richard O'Sullivan has been an actor since childhood. His films include the epic "Cleopatra" (1963), in which he played the queen's young brother, King Ptolemy.

 Arthur Lowe had been around for many years and can be seen in a tiny role as a reporter right at the end of the classic Ealing comedy "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949). His first famous part, though, was in the sixties when he played Leonard Swindley in Granada TV's "Coronation Street", followed by the part for which he will always be remembered, as Captain Mainwaring in BBC TV's immortal "Dad's Army". His films include "Theatre of Blood" (1973, with Vincent Price) and Hammer's "The Lady Vanishes" (1979).

 Speaking of "Dad's Army", Bill Pertwee, who played Air Raid Warden Hodges in the series, appears in this film as a postman.

 And speaking of "Coronation Street", Johnnie Briggs, who plays Mike Baldwin
in the programme, plays a milkman in this film.

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