Bless This House

Bless This House

Gerald Thomas (1972)

85min
U Certificate
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Our Score
In the 1970s, there was a misguided belief among British film-makers that successful sitcoms could be transferred to the big screen. The majority unsurprisingly proved to be huge disappointments, and this was no exception, although it did have one saving grace: the presence of the incomparable Sid James. He is the grouchy father, married to Diana Coupland, who is trying to come to grips with his teenage children and his neighbours (the almost obligatory Terry Scott and June Whitfield). There is no shortage of familiar faces (Bill Maynard, Sally Geeson, Peter Butterworth, Wendy Richard), but there are more laughs in the gloriously naff 1970s fashions than in the script.

Summary

Middle-aged father Sid Abbott's dream of building an illegal whisky still in the shed is continually frustrated by the antics of his son and daughter. However, he has a bigger problem in store when new neighbours move in next door and conflict instantly erupts. Comedy, based on the sitcom, starring Sid James, Diana Coupland and Sally Geeson.

Cast & Crew

Sid Abbot Sidney James
Jean Abbot Diana Coupland
Sally Abbot Sally Geeson
Ronald Baines Terry Scott
Vera Baines June Whitfield
Trevor Lewis Peter Butterworth
Mike Abbot Robin Askwith
Kate Baines Carol Hawkins
Annie Hobbs Janet Brown
Wilson George A Cooper (2)
Betty Lewis Patsy Rowlands
Oldham Bill Maynard
Carol Wendy Richard
Muriel Marianne Stone
Tom Hobbs Julian Orchard
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: G.H.W. Prods Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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