Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Mutiny on the Buses (1972)

Mutiny on the Buses was made back in 1972 and was directed by Harry Booth and starred Reg Varney and Doris Hare. The film was the second spin-off film from the TV sitcom On the Buses and succeeded On the Buses (1971). It was followed by a third film Holiday on the Buses (1973). The film was produced by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe for Hammer Films.
Bus driver Stan Butler (Reg Varney) agrees to marry Susy (Janet Mahoney), much to the anguish of the rest of the family. Arthur loses his job so Stan, as the main money earner, agrees to delay the wedding while teaching Arthur to drive a bus. Meanwhile there is mutiny at the depot when the Depot Manager installs a new radio control system in all the buses (borrowing an idea previously used in the episode "Radio Control"). Jack (Bob Grant) tampers with the radio system and crosses the wires with the police frequency and several misunderstandings ensue. Stan and Jack get into various scrapes, including a fire drill and a special tours trip to Windsor Safari Park, all to the exasperation of Inspector Blake (Stephen Lewis).
Mutiny on the Buses
Mutiny on the Buses - 11 x 17 Movie Poster - Style A
Directed byHarry Booth
Produced byRonald Chesney
Ronald Wolfe
Written byRonald Chesney
Ronald Wolfe
StarringReg Varney
Anna Karen
Michael Robbins
Doris Hare
Bob Grant
Stephen Lewis
Music byRon Grainer
CinematographyMark McDonald
Editing byArchie Ludski
Distributed byMGM-EMI
Release date(s)June, 1972
Running time89 mins.
CountryUnited Kingdom

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