The Lyons in Paris

The Lyons in Paris (also called The Lyons Abroad and Mr. and Mrs. in Paree) is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Ben Lyon, Bebe Daniels and Reginald Beckwith.[1] It was a sequel to the 1954 film Life with the Lyons, and was shot at Southall Studios, though some genuine Paris location shots were used.[2][3]

The Lyons in Paris
Directed byVal Guest
Produced byRobert Dunbar
Written byVal Guest
Robert Dunbar
Based onthe radio series by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block
Bill Harding
StarringBen Lyon
Bebe Daniels
Music byBruce Campbell
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byDouglas Myers
Distributed byExclusive Films (UK)
Release date
11 February 1955 (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Has Ben Lyon forgotten his wedding anniversary? His wife Bebe thinks he has, and can hardly contain her fury. When his son Richard sees him dining with a glamorous French singer he thinks the worst. But Ben is actually buying tickets from her, and he surprises everyone with a family holiday to Paris. Once in Paris, there are further misunderstandings involving the singer, trouble with an antique car, as well as visits to a seedy nightclub and to the famous Folies Bergère.


Critical reception

David McGillivray wrote in the Radio Times, "director Val Guest maintains a brisk pace, and the Lyons are really rather endearing."[2]


  1. drednm (11 February 1955). "The Lyons Abroad (1955)". IMDb.
  2. David McGillivray. "The Lyons in Paris". RadioTimes.
  3. "The Lyons in Paris". BFI.
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