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On the Buses

  • Comedy
  • 1971
  • Harry Booth
  • 84 mins
  • PG

Summary

Wily bus driver Stan Butler thinks a new company policy that allows women behind the wheel will rob him of his precious overtime money. Enlisting the aid of conductor Jack, he does everything he can to sabotage the plan. Comedy, based on the TV series, starring Reg Varney, Bob Grant, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Peter Madden and Anna Karen.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

C'mon, hands up! Someone out there must have seen this in the cinema, because it was a box-office hit back in 1971. Admittedly, it was a spin-off from a popular ITV comedy series, but surely times weren't that hard. Nostalgia masochists should account for the bulk of those tuning in to this atrocious film, in which women drivers are taken on at Blakey's depot, much to the frustration of those "lovable" misogynists Stan (Reg Varney) and Jack (Bob Grant). Dame Cicely Courtneidge played Varney's mum in the first TV series. Not a lot of people know that.

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Credits

Cast

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Stan ButlerReg Varney
Mrs ButlerDoris Hare
OliveAnna Karen
ArthurMichael Robbins
Inspector BlakeStephen Lewis
JackBob Grant
SallyPat Ashton
ManagerBrian Oulton
RubyPamela Cumdell

Crew

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DirectorHarry Booth

Details

Theatrical distributor
Hammer Film Prods Ltd
Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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