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Who Done It? (1956)

 |  Comedy  |  27 July 1956 (Finland)
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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... See full summary »

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Hugo Dill
Belinda Lee ...
Frankie Mayne
David Kossoff ...
Zacco
Garry Marsh ...
Det. Inp. Hancock
George Margo ...
Barakov
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Sir Walter Finch
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Professor Otto Stumpf
Frederick Schiller ...
Gruber
Jeremy Hawk ...
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Thorley Walters ...
Raymond Courtney
Philip Stainton ...
Jimmy Maddox, Frankie's Agent
Warwick Ashton ...
P.C. Roberts
Stratford Johns ...
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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27 July 1956 (Finland)  »

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When Frankie (Belinda Lee) carries the dead Stumpf (Denis Shaw) over her shoulder to her car, it is obviously a dummy. See more »

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Benny Hill P.I.
11 May 2000 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Who Done It? Produced in 1956 stars Benny Hill as member of the chorus in a musical comedy on ice who enters a contest held by a mystery pulp magazine and wins a 100 Pounds & a blood hound. Due to typical Benny Hill high jinks he is fired from his skating job and so decides to get an office and become a privet eye. (would 100 pounds have gone that far even back then?) During his short career he happens on a gang of foreign spies & a scientist who has invented a machine that controls the weather, he also gets a girlfriend, played by the beautiful and tragically short lived Belinda Lee (She would die in an auto crash only five years after this film) who works as a stage strong girl. To be sure much slap follows there after. Who Done It rather reminded me of the sorts of films that Bob Hope or Danny Kaye use to make. With the introduction of the weather controlling device it reminded me a bit of the Avengers television series, only with the mod camp replace by hyperactive Benny Hill corn. I would not call it a practically out-standingly good or bad film. It's just one of those films that if you are in the mood for this sort of movie it's the sort of film that will match that mood.

Silly, none too bright, improbable, but with a laugh or two in it. And where else are you going to see Benny as a detective?

And yes he does end up in drag at one point.


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