The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)

35mm film, Eastmancolor
stereo, English
Reviewed at The

A British fantasy film directed by Lionel Jeffries.

Plot Summary

Solicitor Mr Blunden calls on Mrs Allen and her , Lucy and Jamie, in their cramped, run-down flat in Camden Town to offer her the chance to become housekeeper to a country estate that has been left to Blunden to administer. Once there, Lucy and Jamie meet the of two other children who died in a fire at the mansion a hundred years ago. A magic potion takes Lucy and Jamie back in time to see if they can save the life of the two ghosts.


Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
© MCMLXXII The Hemdale Group Limited
Hemdale presents a Barry Levinson-Lionel Jeffries production [opening titles] Hemisphere Productions Ltd. [closing titles]
Produced by: Barry Levinson
Written by: Lionel Jeffries
Based on the novel The Ghosts by: Antonia Barber
Director of Photography: Gerry Fisher
Film Editor: Teddy Darvas
Music: Elmer Bernstein
Sound Recording: Gordon K. McCallum
Wardrobe Supervisor: Elsa Fennell
Make-Up: George Frost
Hairdressing: Pat McDermot
Special Effects: Pat Moore
Production Designer: Wilfred Shingleton

Graham Crowden (Mr Clutterbug)
Dorothy Alison (Mrs Allen)
Benjamin Smith (baby Allen)
Stuart Lock (Thomas)
Deddie Davies (servant)
David Lodge (Mr Wickens)
Madeline Smith (Bella)
James Villiers (Uncle Bertie)
Diana Dors (Mrs Wickens the housekeeper)
Rosalyn Landor (ghost girl)
Marc Granger (ghost boy)
Lynne Frederick (Lucy Allen)
Garry Miller (Jamie Allen)
Laurence Naismith (Mr Blunden)
Erik Chitty (Mr Claverton)
Reg Lye (Sexton)
Paul Eddington (vicar)
Aimee Delamain (Elsie Tucker)
Paddy Ward (bus driver)

Alternative Titles

Die Wunder des Herrn B. – German title


See also
The Amazing Mr. Blunden (2021)


TV Times 20-26 August 1983 pp.17; 31 – review; credits
TV Times 20-26 October 1984 p.77 – credits
TV Times 28 July-3 August 1990 p.28 – review

Elliot's Guide to Films on Video p.21 – credits, review
English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.218, 315
Film Review 1972-1973 by F. Maurice Speed p.211 – credits, review
Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish p.11 – credits
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.7 – credits