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Who Done It? (1956)

This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

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Hugo Dill
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Frankie Mayne
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Zacco
Garry Marsh ...
Det. Inp. Hancock
George Margo ...
Barakov
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Sir Walter Finch
Denis Shaw ...
Professor Otto Stumpf
Frederick Schiller ...
Gruber
Jeremy Hawk ...
Himself
Thorley Walters ...
Raymond Courtney
Philip Stainton ...
Jimmy Maddox, Frankie's Agent
Warwick Ashton ...
P.C. Roberts
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P.C. Coleman
Nicholas Phipps ...
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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30 March 1956 (UK)  »

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Blondinen og blodhunden  »

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When Hugo Dill is outside the Uralian Legation building, Frankie Mayne and Raymond Courtney walk down a small set of steps two times out of the building opposite. See more »

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To Know You Is To Love You
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Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung at the ice show
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Who Done It? Who Cares?
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Benny Hill fans will enjoy this free-for-all nonsense about International espionage and a "secret weapon" developed by stereotypical Eastern-Block scientist. Benny, our likable hero, is a "Inspector Clouseau" type amateur detective, ready to tackle his first assignment: impersonate the famous professor, as part of the secret plan for the bad guys to rule the world.

The story is "formula" and thin as a satin thread, but an extra large helping of "Benny Hill" slap stick, complete with lots of pretty girls and the obligatory Benny-in-drag scenes, make this predictable vehicle hobble along. The final car chase on (are you ready for this?) a race track is totally stupid, but what did you expect? Given the 1950s mentality and the limited budgets available to produce a silly comedy, the objective was met. Today something similar would hope to recoupe it's investments in direct-to-video sales.


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