Life with the Lyons (film)

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Life with the Lyons
"Life with the Lyons" (1954).jpg
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Michael Carreras
Robert Dunbar
Written by Val Guest
Robert Dunbar
Based on the radio series by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block
Bill Harding
Starring Ben Lyon
Bebe Daniels
Music by Arthur Wilkinson
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by Douglas Myers
Distributed by Exclusive Films (UK)
Lippert Pictures (US)
Release date
25 May 1954 (London) (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £28,000[1]
Box office Over ₤70,000[2]

Life with the Lyons is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Richard Lyon. It was a spin-off from the radio series Life with the Lyons, and the screenplay was based on previous episodes from the show.[3] The Lyon family attempt to acquire a new house in Marble Arch. It was followed in 1955 by The Lyons in Paris. The Lyons' contract called for them to receive a percentage of the film's profits. After the film's successful release, the Lyons began a long-running, BBC television series, also titled Life with the Lyons. The film was made at Southall Studios.[4]


Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie called it "a cheap but cheerful romp."[5]


  1. ^ "Mute role for actor's return.". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 8 May 1954. p. 8 Supplement: SUNDAY MAGAZINE. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio, Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography, McFarland, 1996 p93
  3. ^ "Life with the Lyons". BFI. 
  4. ^ "Life with the Lyons (1956) – Notes –". Turner Classic Movies. 
  5. ^ "Life with the Lyons". 

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