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Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Neil ...
Bob West / Bob
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Laura
Harry H. Corbett ...
Sydney
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Mrs. Horne
Fred Emney ...
Sir Basil
Liz Fraser ...
Violet
Irene Handl ...
Miss Friggin
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Derek
Julian Orchard ...
Police Cyclist
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Judd Blake
Adrienne Posta ...
Lisa Moroni
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Medea
William Rushton ...
Wilfred
Robin Stewart ...
Scott
Veronica Doran ...
Maud
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While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

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The clever dick who uncovers EVERYBODY!

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March 1977 (UK)  »

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Adventures of a Private Dick  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Neil receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Quotes

[Detective Judd Blake has just caught his assistant peeping at the keyhole.]
Judd Blake: Amateur. Peering through keyholes is for the amateur.
Bob: I wasn't, actually, Mr. Blake. I just thought I'd dropped something on the floor.
Judd Blake: Bugging, now that's the professional way.
Bob: Bugging.
Judd Blake: Yes, and like everything else, purely a matter of technique. Now you stick with me, and you'll soon learn to be a successful bugger.
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Connections

Follows Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinister Street
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Music by Peter Francklyn (i.e. Robert Gill)
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Was this the nadir of the British film industry.
25 December 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

For those who won't have been around at the time that this film was released they will look at the cast and wonder.There is Jon Letters,Dr Who,Harry H.,Corbett,Steptoe,Ian Lavender,Private Pike.Additionally Diana Ford,Irene Handel and Fred Emney.The reason for their participation in this film is that other than spin offs and a few American financed films this is the only type of film that was being made.So the actors were prepared to take What they could get.Now you can have some funny sex films but this wasn't one of them.It is unfunny and truly dreadful.It took the British film industry many years to get out of the doldrums.


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