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Old 30th November 2015, 09:25 PM
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On the Buses (1971) Hammer Film Productions
On the Buses became Britain's top box-office film of 1971
making a profit to Hammer of 532,000. Its box office gross was nearly 28 times the amount of its budget.
As a social commentary on the early part of the 1970's On The Buses would make very confusing viewing for the proverbial Alien looking to see what are recent history was like. Ugly middle aged men with bad teeth chasing young women in mini skirts, and managing to have sex with some of them. In the 1970's being sexiest, and being racist was something that seemed to ingrained into the nations psyche, You can't condone it nor can you ignore it, its just there like flock wallpaper and safari suits. So when a woman is referred to as a bird or a black gentleman is called chalky, what are we supposed to do smash the television in and call Jeremy Corbyn around for some cake and brain washing. We can no more change what happened on television in the 1970's than we can change the British colonization of Africa in the 1800's.What has this got to do with the On the Buses movie, F$%k knows it just that its been a long day. Mean while back at the bus station Stan (Reg Varney) and Bob Grant - Jack Harper are having a terrible time with a bunch of newly hired bus drivers ,only this time they have hired WOMEN bus drivers. Back at the Butler household Olive (Anna Karen) finds herself pregnant, much to the surprise of Michael Robbins as Arthur Rudge. Stan is also facing a dilemma as he is having trouble with the birds, er I mean women. Its not sophisticated or clever and has absolutely nothing to say about mankind and the universe we live in , so it must be the crumpet.

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