Man about the House

  • PG
  • John Robins (1974)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Man about the House
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Great cast, shame about the script. Not the product you would normally associate with Hammer, but this spin-off from the popular TV series was the kind of project the House of Horror was forced to resort to as the fright business took a down turn in the mid-1970s. The material is thinner than a bedsit wall as housemates Richard O'Sullivan, Sally Thomsett and the excellent Paula Wilcox team up with their inimitable landlords Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce after they come up against unscrupulous property developers. Watch out for welcome turns from Spike Milligan and Arthur Lowe.

Plot Summary

Comedy, based on the 1970s TV series, starring Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett. A college student, who shares a flat with two girls, comes to the aid of his landlords when a development company tries to buy their house.

Cast and crew


Robin Tripp
Richard O'Sullivan
Paula Wilcox
Sally Thomsett
Mr Roper
Brian Murphy
Mrs Roper
Yootha Joyce
Larry Simmonds
Doug Fisher
Morris Pluthero
Peter Cellier
Sir Edmund Weir
Patrick Newell
Hazel Lovett
Aimi MacDonald
Jack Smethurst
Jack Smethurst
Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
Rudolph Walker
Rudolph Walker
Arthur Lowe


John Robins

Other Information

Contains swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG

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