Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (1969)

102m, 9159 ft/2792 metres
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Freddie Francis.

Plot Summary

Teenaged siblings Girly and Sonny lure young men back to their home to meet the eccentric Mumsy and Nanny. There, the men are forced to take part in strange games, the rules of which are never defined – and if they refuse, or transgress the unwritten rules, they're killed. But they may have met their match in New Friend, their latest victim, who starts to manipulate the foursome, setting one against the other.


Directed by: Freddie Francis
© 1969 Brigitte Films, Ltd.
A Ronald J. Kahn production Filmed entirely on location by Fitzroy Films Ltd.
Produced by: Ronald J. Kahn
Associate Producer: Peter J. Thompson
Screenplay by: Brian Comport
Based on the play [Happy Family] by Maisie Mosco
Director of Photography: David Muir
Editor: Tristam Cones
Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by: Bernard Ebbinghouse
Sound Mixer: John Brommage
Wardrobe Mistress: Dulcie Midwinter
Make Up: Phil Leakey
Hairdresser: Gladys Leaky
Art Director: Maggie Pinhorn

Michael Bryant (new friend)
Ursula Howells (Mumsy)
Pat Heywood (Nanny)
Howard Trevor (Sonny)
Vanessa Howard (Girly)
Robert Swann (soldier)
Imogen Hassall (girl-friend)
Michael Ripper (zoo attendant)
Hugh Armstrong (friend no. 5)

Alternative Titles


See also
Mum and Dad (2007)


Films and Filming vol.16 no.19 (June 1970) p.82 – credits, review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.209 no.47 (18 February 1970) p.12 – credits, review
Is It Uncut? no.5 pp.17-19 – review
Kine Weekly no.3259 (28 March 1970) p.10 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.434 (March 1970) p.17 – credits, synopsis, review
Motion Picture Herald vol.240 no.8 (25 February 1970) p.380 – credits, review
Shivers no.51 pp.24-27 – illustrated article
Today's Cinema no.9792 (3 April 1970) p.14 – review
Today's Cinema no.9674 (19 May 1969) p.14 – credits
Variety 18 February 1970 p.15 – credits, review

British National Film Catalogue vol.16 (1978) – credits
Chopped Meat: British Horror of the 1970s by Darrell Buxton p.unpaginated – note
English Gothic by Jonathan Rigby pp.157-159 – illustrated credits, review
p.165 – credits