The Amazing Mr Blunden

A mysterious solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse.



Genre: Family, Mystery, Fantasy
Rating: U
Directed By: Lionel Jeffries
Written By: Lionel Jeffries, Antonia Barber (Novel)
Released: 1972
Runtime: 99 minutes


Laurence Naismith as Frederick Percival Blunden
Lynne Frederick as Lucy Allen
Garry Miller as Jamie Allen
Rosalyn Landor as Sara Latimer
Marc Granger as Georgie Latimer
Diana Dors as Mrs. Wickens


The film is set in 1918, in which a war widow Mrs. Allen (Dorothy Alison) and her three children, Lucy (Lynne Frederick), Jamie (Garry Miller) and baby Benjamin are reduced to living in a tiny, squalid, Camden Town flat.

Just before Christmas, a mysterious old man, Mr. Frederick Percival Blunden (Laurence Naismith) visits the family, introducing himself as a representative of a firm of solicitors.

The family are told there is an opportunity to become the caretakers of a derelict country mansion in the Home Counties named Langley Park, which was gutted by fire years before, and is now in the charge of the solicitors. Mrs. Allen’s instructions are to care for the property until such time as the heirs to the estate can be traced.

In desperation, Mrs. Allen agrees to take up the post. There are rumours that the house is haunted, and as a result few locals venture up to the property.

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