The Lyons in Paris

The Lyons Abroad

1955

Val Guest
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

More sitcom shenanigans with the Lyons, this time in gay Paree, with all the usual stereotypes and situations one would associate with a vacation in France.

Second and last of the Lyons films is a tired, unfunny mess. The problem lies in the fact that, even in 1955, the material is lame and unoriginal. Ben tries to be Jack Benny (cheapskate with an old car), but isn't funny, while Bebe tries to be a ditzy birdbrain like Gracie Alllen, but isn't funny. The two kids are ciphers, with no character at all. At least in the first film the supporting cast had some funny bits, which helped redeem things. Not here, unfortunately, just tired stereotypes.

-Dave W.



11th February 1955
Cinema



81 mins
1.37:1



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Reginald Beckwith
Captain Philip le Grand
Martine Alexis
Fifi le Fleur
Pierre Dudan
Charles
Dino Galvani
Gerrard
Horace Percival
Wimple
Molly Weir
Aggie MacDonald
Doris Rogers
Florrie Wainwright
Gwen Lewis
Wilhelmina Wimple
Hugh Morton
Colonel Price
Richard Lyon
Richard Lyon
Barbara Lyon
Barbara Lyon
Ben Lyon
Ben Lyon
Bebe Daniels
Bebe Lyon
(as Bebe Daniels Lyon)
Susan Beaumont
Richard's Dreamboat
(uncredited)
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Barbara's Dreamboat
Victor Harrington
Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Van Engel
Gawker (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove
First Painter (Fred)
(uncredited)
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Second Painter
Bart Allison
Third Painter (Harry)
(uncredited)
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Ms. Maxwell, Ben's Secretary
Gordon Harris
Photographer (uncredited)
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Photographer
(John G. Heller?)
Guy Standeven
Ferry Passenger
(uncredited)
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Ferry Porter
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Woman on Ferry
Ned Lynch
Hotel Doorman
(uncredited)
Guy Du Monceau
Hotel Desk Clerk
(uncredited)
Alf Mangan
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Aidan Harrington
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Dido Plumb
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Otto Friese
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Dave's Unknown Female 1
Club Patron
(uncredited)
Ian Selby
Man in Theater Audience
(uncredited)
Paddy Smith
Cafe Patron
(uncredited)
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Stage Manager
Unknown 31222-07
Showgirl
Unknown 31222-08
Man Striking Match on Fender
Unknown 31222-09
Cafe Waiter
Unknown 31222-10
Man Offering to Buy Car
Unknown 31222-11
Man with le Grand
Eiffel Tower
Itself
Arc de Triomphe
Itself
Sacré-Cœur Basilica
Itself
Invicta
Dover-Calais Ferry

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