July 29, 2014

Films

A Home of Your Own – 1964 | 45 mins | Comedy | B&W

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Plot Synopsis

A Home of Your Own

Slapstick farce with no dialogue charting the comic misadventures of a gang of labourers working on a new housing estate. Written and directed by Jay Lewis, the film was sponsored by construction company Tersons Ltd and went on to act as the second feature to Blake Edwards A Shot in the Dark (1964).

Following the purchase of a new home by young couple Richard Briers and Bridget Armstrong, the story follows the construction of a new housing estate from debris-strewn meadow to grand opening ceremony by the town mayor. The film is essentially a plethora of surreal visual gags involving Ronnie Barkerís frequently frustrated attempts to lay concrete; Bill Fraser to beat his fellow workers to the toilet; gatekeeper George Benson watching a succession of water, gas and electricity utilities dig the same hole in the road; architect Ronnie Stevens car continually fall foul of the dangers of a building site; the misfortune of short-sighted carpenter Peter Butterworth and the trial and tribulations of dyslexic stonemason Bernard Cribbins.

Production Team

Jay Lewis: Director
Brian West : Cinematography
Albert J Gell: Editing
Ron Goodwin: Original Music
Bob Kellett: Producer
Jay Lewis: Script
Johnny Whyte: Script

Cast

Ronnie Barker: Cement mixer
Richard Briers: Husband
Peter Butterworth: Carpenter
Bernard Cribbins: Mason
Bill Fraser: Shop steward
Norman Mitchell: Foreman
Ronnie Stevens: Architect



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