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The Best of Benny Hill (1974)

 |  Comedy  |  23 May 1974 (UK)
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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Host / Various (archive footage)
Patricia Hayes ...
Interviewer ('Words of Comfort') / Marie Quaint
Eira Heath ...
Charlotte Fudge / Various
Henry McGee ...
Himself / Rodney Fairchild / Customs Agent / Various
Nicholas Parsons ...
The Phantom Prowler / Mask Boutique Staffer / King Charles / Various
Bob Todd ...
Various Roles
Andree Melly ...
Interviewer ('The Grass Is Greener') (as Andrée Melly)
Rita Webb ...
Various Roles
Lesley Goldie ...
Various Roles (as Leslie Goldie)
Jackie Wright ...
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Connie Georges ...
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Nicole Shelby ...
Bubble Gum Girl / Various
Penny Meredith ...
Adjudicating Panel Member / Various
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Doctor / Rev. Peter Wilby / Various
Jan Butlin ...
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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is more along the lines of Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973) than of And Now for Something Completely Different (1971). Written by W.B.

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This film was culled from nine of the first eleven editions of The Benny Hill Show (1969) that were produced and directed by John Robins (none of the sketches from shows produced by others within its first four years on Thames Television were included in this compilation). The programs in question originally aired on 19 November 1969, 25 December 1969, 4 February 1970, 11 March 1970, 28 October 1970, 27 January 1971 (the only black-and-white show to have a sketch featured), 24 March 1971, 23 February 1972 and 22 March 1972. In addition, the version of "Yakety Sax" as heard in this film originated from the close of the 27 December 1973 telecast (also produced and directed by Robins). See more »


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Festival of Sport
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Music by John Reids
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Wonderful Fun for Fans of Benny Hill !
14 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1974,Benny Hill,the Crowned King of British Comedy heard that one of his comic allies had peiced together all of their best stuff to run in theaters.Not to be outdone,Benny did the same thing and was a big success.Having conquered stage and the small screen,it was inevitable that his success would spread to movies.The Best Of Benny Hill contains much of his trademark humor from making men look like idiots to his sophisticated lectures mangling and contorting the English language.Anyone who can call Benny dirty old man hasn't seen him do an Irish accent and completely befuddle and confuse Henry McGee, the straightman's straightman.He's on this tape too along with Bob Todd, little Jackie Wright and all of the beautiful Hill's Angels.This tape is a must for pure die-hard Benny Hill fans !


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