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


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!


Art Director
Film Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Make-up Supervisor
Hairdressing Supervisor
Wardrobe Supervisor
Construction Manager
Dubbing Mixer
Recording Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
…..Title song “Man about the House”
Musical Supervisor
Written by
Produced by
Directed by

Don Picton
Archie Ludski, GBFE
Dennis Hall
Derek Whitehurst
Claude Hitchcock
Roy Hyde
Renee Glynne
Eddie Knight
Betty Sherriff
Laura Nightingale
Jock Lyall
Dennis Whitlock
Tony Lumkin
Ted Hallows
Rodney Anstiss
Jimmy Allen, BSc
Christopher Gunning

Christopher Gunning
Anne Farrow
Philip Martell
Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
Roy Skeggs
John Robins


Robin Tripp 
George Roper 
Spiros (Guest Star) 
Mrs Bird 
Morris Pluthero 
Larry Simmonds 
Sir Edmund Weir 
Hazel Lovett (Guest Star) 
Chef (Guest Star) 
Mr Gideon 
Himself (Guest Star) 
Himself (Guest Star) 
Himself (Guest Star) 
Second Doorman 
Boy Scout 
Elderly Man 
Tweedy Lady 

Richard O’Sullivan
Paula Wilcox
Sally Thomsett
Yootha Joyce
Brian Murphy
Arthur Lowe
Andria Lawrence
Peter Cellier
Doug Fisher
Patrick Newell
Melvin Hayes
Aimi MacDonald
Julian Orchard
Bill Maynard
Michael Ward
Bill Pertwee
Jack Smethurst
Rudolph Walker
Spike Milligan
Bill Grundy
Barry Cornish
Norman Mitchell
Michael Robbins
Johnnie Briggs
Bill Sawyer
Aubrey Morris
Mark Rogers
Pauline Peart
Arthur Hewlett
Anne Leake
Corrine Skinner


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 Baldwinin the programme, plays a milkman in this film.

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