1956 Life with the Lyons

Life with the Lyons – 1956

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

Storyline

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!

Crew

Production Manager
Assistant Director
Art Director
Editor
Recordist
Continuity
Make-up
Hair Stylist
Camera Operator
Photographed by
Model Clothes by
Music
Screenplay by
Form the Radio Series by
Produced by
Directed by

Arthur Barnes
Harold Buck
Wilfred Arnold
Douglas Myers
Bill Salter
“Splinters” Deason
Phil Leakey
Nina Broe
Len Harris
Walter Harvey, BSc
Roma
Arthur Wilkinson
Val Guest and Robert Dunbar
Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding
Robert Dunbar
Val Guest

Cast

Mr. Hemmingway
Wimple
Aggie
Florrie
Mrs Wimple
Slim Cassidy
Violet
Chief Firecloud
Ben Lyon
Bebe Daniels Lyon
Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon

Hugh Morton
Horace Percival
Molly Weir
Doris Rogers
Gwen Lewis
Arthur Hill
Belinda Lee
“Zaro”
Ben Lyon
Bebe Daniels Lyon
Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon 

Footnotes

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