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The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956)

A pair of detectives from Scotland Yard are assigned to look into the disappearance of the Mukkinese Battle Horn, a ninth-century artifact, from the Metropolitan Museum.

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Narrator / Supt. Quilt / Asst. Commissioner Sir Jervis Fruit / Henry Crun
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A pair of detectives from Scotland Yard are assigned to look into the disappearance of the Mukkinese Battle Horn, a ninth-century artifact, from the Metropolitan Museum.

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Filmed in the wonder of Schizophrenoscope (the new Split Screen)

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This film is an adaptation of an episode from the long-running BBC radio program "The Goon Show", which featured Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. See more »

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Maurice Plonk: My name is Maurice Plonk, and I live in a little log cabin in Piccadilly. Last night I left a burning cigarette by my bedside and the whole place was burny down. And the night before last, my fire insurance ran out and we did not get a penny. My, how we did laugh when we heard about it.
Narrator: Mr Plonk has nothing to do with our story. We thought you'd like to see what a real idiot looked like.
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Closing titles: By special arrangement with Nathan Twitt Esq. Those who did not appear are Freda Clench the underwater soprano (own tank), Fred Nurke, Jim Pills saxophonist extrordinaire, Barbara Seville and Lurgi the Wonder Dog. See more »

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Brilliant comic short
7 September 2003 | by (Chatsworth, CA, US) – See all my reviews

Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan display their comic talents in this brilliant short. Full of sight gags and inspired puns, this film is guaranteed to keep you laughing. If you get a chance to see this inspired lunacy, take advantage of it, as it is not available on DVD or VHS and is rarely shown anywhere. You may not get a second chance.


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