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On the Buses

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Duration:
88 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
5.9
Director:
Harry Booth
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1971-07-09
Filming Locations: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Anna Karen
Anna Karen
On the Buses
Reg Varney
Reg Varney
On the Buses
Doris Hare
Stan's Mum
Michael Robbins
Arthur Rudge, Stan's Brother-in-Law
Stephen Lewis
Blakey, Stan's Inspector
Bob Grant
Jack Harper - Stan's Conductor
Andrea Lawrence
Betty
Pat Ashton
Sally
Brian Oulton
Manager
Pamela Cundell
Ruby
Pat Coombs
Vera
Wendy Richard
Housewife (as Wendy Richards)
Peter Madden
Mr. Brooks
David Lodge
Busman
Brenda Gogan
Bridget
Caroline Dowdeswell
Sandra
Eunice Black
Ada
Claire Davenport
Peggy
Maggie Rennie
Gladys
Nosher Powell
Betty's Husband
Tex Fuller
Harry
Anna Michaels
Eileen
Norman Mitchell
London Transport Official
Ivor Salter
1st Policeman
George Roderick
2nd Policeman
Gavin Campbell
Motor Cycle Cop
David Rowlands
Parson
Hilda Barry
Old Woman
Jeannette Wild
Suzy
Moira Foot
Katy
Reginald Peters
Medical Orderly
Shirley English
Third Canteen Lady (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard
(uncredited)
Linda Regan
Pretty Girl on Bus (uncredited)
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Trivia
Bob Grant, playing bus conductor Jack, had actually worked in real life as a bus conductor in order to pay his way through RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art).
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The name of the bus company was the "Town & District Bus Co.".
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The picture was made whilst the film's source TV sitcom series On the Buses (1969) was still being broadcast on television.
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Goofs
When Olive is too heavy for the sidecar, the rear motorcycle wheel lifts up. The combination would not have tipped up as Olive was sitting over the side wheel and as there are only three wheels in total, there is no other way in which it could have tipped.
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At the start of the film, Stan and Jack are ticked off by Blakey for being late leaving the terminus. Almost as soon as Stan walks off-camera, Jack rings the bell and the bus moves off. Stan could not possibly have got back into the cab in time to drive the bus away.
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When Stan is trying to get away from the returning husband and demolishes a phone box and a bus shelter (with his bus) in one clip it has a white steering wheel and in the next, a black one ...
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Quotes
Blakey, Stan's Inspector: 'What's the matter with you, can't you drive? eh? Oh my god, look what you've done! Quick, get in that cab, pull away, quick! Hurry up!
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Photos from cast
Terry Duggan Anna Karen Jeanne Varney Reg Varney