The Amazing Mr Blunden

The Amazing Mr Blunden

Lionel Jeffries (1972)

U Certificate


Our Score
In his later years, character actor Lionel Jeffries had a secondary career as a sympathetic director of films made for and about young people, notably The Railway Children. This period ghost story by Antonia Barber is also perfectly suitable for adult viewing. There's much to enjoy, especially in the ripe performances of Laurence Naismith in the title role and the splendid Diana Dors as Mrs Wickens - gross, warty and every young child's nightmare. Character actors Dorothy Alison, James Villiers and Graham Crowden - so memorable in 1990s sitcom Waiting for God - turn in good work, too.


A widow and her two children are visited by a mysterious solicitor, who offers her a job as caretaker of a derelict mansion. The youngsters discover the house is haunted by two children and try to lay the ghosts to rest, ultimately using magic to travel back to when they died. Children's fantasy, starring Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick and Diana Dors.

Cast & Crew

Mr Blunden Laurence Naismith
Lucy Allen Lynne Frederick
Jamie Allen Garry Miller
Mrs Allen Dorothy Alison
Mrs Wickens Diana Dors
Uncle Bertie James Villiers
Bella Madeline Smith
Sarah Rosalyn Landor
Georgie Marc Granger
Mr Wickens David Lodge
Mr Clutterbug Graham Crowden
Vicar Paul Eddington
Director Lionel Jeffries
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Hemisphere ProdsAvailable on: DVD
Drama Children's