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Skywatch (1960)

Light Up the Sky! (original title)
A comedy drama set in a WWII British Army Searchlight Squad. They are an odd bunch of misfits but somehow manage to get the job done.

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A comedy drama set in a WWII British Army Searchlight Squad. They are an odd bunch of misfits but somehow manage to get the job done.

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Iconic connection. An enlarged still from "Light up the Sky", showing, Benny Hill and Tommy Steele, can be seen in the montage of photos behind The Beatles, on the inside of the gate-fold sleeve, of their 1964 release "Beatles For Sale". See more »

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Featured in Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (1991) See more »

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Strike A Light
Written by Lionel Bart and Mike Pratt
Performed by Tommy Steele and Benny Hill
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Well worth watching.
4 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before seeing this film I had only ever seen Benny Hill as the comic, seeing him in a straight role was a real eye opener because, in this film, he proved was a good straight actor as well. Combining Tommy Steele with Benny Hill was also a brainwave because they worked so well together as you can see from their performance of the title song " Light up the Sky. " The cast is full of good old British stalwarts such Ian Carmichael, still acting today and Dick Emery who was a brilliant comic in his own right. If you add back up from the likes of Victor Maddern, Sydney Tafler, Johnny Briggs and Sheila Hancock you have the makings of a truly excellent British movie. Sadly it is never shown on British TV and I have, so far, been unable to find a copy on VHS or DVD. If you do manage to find a copy of this film or you are lucky enough to see it on TV I can thoroughly recommend it.


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