Love Thy Neighbour (1973 film)

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Love Thy Neighbour
"Love Thy Neighbour" (1973).jpg
Directed by John Robins
Produced by Roy Skeggs
Written by Harry Driver
Vince Powell
Starring Jack Smethurst
Rudolph Walker
Nina Baden-Semper
Kate Williams
Music by Albert Elms
Cinematography Moray Grant
Edited by James Needs
Distributed by Anglo-EMI
Release date
  • 4 July 1973 (1973-07-04)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Love Thy Neighbour is a 1973 British comedy film starring Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Kate Williams and Nina Baden-Semper, spun off from the television series Love Thy Neighbour.


Eddie and Joan Booth live next door to Bill and Barbie Reynolds. Whilst Joan and Barbie are best friends as well as neighbours, Bill and Eddie are complete opposites in all things, including colour. Unbeknown to their husbands Joan and Barbie enter a Love Thy Neighbour competition to win a cruise, but are unsure how to get around the problem of their antagonistic husbands. To add to the problems Joan's Mother In Law is coming to stay, and Barbie has her Father In Law Coming from Trinidad. What will Bill and Eddie do when they realise their parents get on? [1]



  • The film was popular at the box office, being ranked the 15th most popular movie of the year in England.[2]
  • Britmovie wrote, "this dated, politically incorrect tale of bigotries and one-upmanship is sprinkled with ignorant comments and insults that are frequently more laughable than offensive when viewed today." [3]


  1. ^ "Love Thy Neighbour – The Movie". British Classic Comedy. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 
  2. ^ Tom Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio, Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography, McFarland, 1996 p368
  3. ^ "Love Thy Neighbour 1973 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 

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