Life with the Lyons (film)

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]

Life with the Lyons
Directed byVal Guest
Produced byMichael Carreras
Robert Dunbar
Written byVal Guest
Robert Dunbar
Based onthe radio series by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block
Bill Harding
StarringBen Lyon
Bebe Daniels
Music byArthur Wilkinson
Jack Beaver (stock music)
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byDouglas Myers
Distributed byExclusive Films (UK)
Lippert Pictures (US)
Release date
25 May 1954 (London) (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box officeOver ₤70,000[2]


Critical reception

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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