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 mins 


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
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Film Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Make-up Supervisor
Hairdressing Supervisor
Wardrobe Supervisor
Wardrobe Master
Construction Manager
Dubbing Mixer
Recording Director
Assistant Art Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Written and produced by
Directed by

Roy Skeggs
Scott MacGregor
Archie Ludski, GBFE
Christopher Neame
Ken Baker
John Purchese
Roy Baker, GBFE
Doreen Dearnaley
Eddie Knight
Ivy Emmerton
Dulcie Midwinter
Mike Jarvis
Arthur Banks
Bill Rowe
Roy Bond
Tony Lumkin
Don Picton
Neil Binney
Mark McDonald, BSc
Ron Grainer
Philip Martell
Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney
Harry Booth


His Mum 
Olive, his Sister 
Arthur, his Brother-in-Law 
Jack, his Conductor 
Blakey, his Inspector 
Mr Jenkins 
New Inspector 
Safari Guard 
Mrs Jenkins 
Policeman (Safari Park) 
Policeman (Mobile) 
Policeman (On Beat) 
Angry Passenger 
Olive’s Baby 

Reg Varney
Doris Hare
Anna Karen
Michael Robbins
Bob Grant
Stephen Lewis
Janet Mahoney
Pat Ashton
Kevin Brennen
Bob Todd
David Lodge
Caroline Dowdeswell
Tex Fuller
Jan Rennison
Damaris Hayman
Juliet Duncan
Michael Nightingale
Roger Avon
Garry Linehan
David Rowlands
Nicolette Chafrey
Dervis Ward
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