MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 43,637 this week

St. Benny the Dip (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  24 August 1951 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 141 users  
Reviews: 8 user

A gang of con artists disguise themselves as clerics in order to pull off a job, but soon find that even pretending to be religious people is having an effect on them.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2071 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 23 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: St. Benny the Dip (1951)

St. Benny the Dip (1951) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of St. Benny the Dip.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin
Jigsaw (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an extremist group.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace, Myron McCormick
Ruthless (1948)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Zachary Scott, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn
Bluebeard (1944)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child. When David's mother dies from grief, Murdstone sends David to... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Macho pilot is treated by a woman doctor. Complications ensue.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: John Carroll, Ruth Hussey, Charles Ruggles
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A skip tracer--someone who collects late payments from people who've purchased appliances, etc., or takes them back them when they don't pay--repossesses a small radio from a deadbeat who's... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: James Dunn, Frances Gifford, George Douglas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerónimo Mihura, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A singing couple gets their own television show, and the strains of putting on a TV show every week starts to jeopardize their relationship.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Robert Alda, Janis Paige, James Gleason
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew
Kidnapped (1938)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger
Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Haymes ...
Benny
...
Linda Kovacs
...
Matthew
...
Monk Williams
Freddie Bartholomew ...
Reverend Wilbur
Oskar Karlweis ...
Mr. Kovacs
William A. Lee ...
Police Sergeant Monahan
Dick Gordon ...
Reverend Miles (as Richard Gordon)
Jean Casto ...
Mrs. Mary Williams
Eddie Wells ...
Patrolman McAvoy
James Bender ...
House Detective
Edit

Storyline

A gang of con artists disguise themselves as clerics in order to pull off a job, but soon find that even pretending to be religious people is having an effect on them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 August 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escape If You Can  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Freddie Bartholomew's last film before retiring from acting. See more »

Goofs

When Linda talks about being an operatic star, Benny finishes pouring her drink and putting the bottle down twice in two different shots. See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe
Words and Music by Robert W. Stringer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Redemption
25 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Regarding the previous comment about being unable to see St. Benny the Dip as a parody of Les Miserables, I, too, do not see a parody. I do see, however, an homage to Les Miserable. There is in both works the common theme of redemption. In the same way the priest in Les Miserables covers for Jean Valjean and gracefully provides for him, so, too, does the priest in St. Benny the Dip provide for our three scoundrels, and that gracious act in the same way begins the process of redemption. True, Jean Valjean was not the scoundrel that Benny, Matthew, and Monk are, but they, like Valjean move from outside the law to inside the law.

Grace begets grace.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best DVD? late_night_picture_show
Discuss St. Benny the Dip (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?