MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,192 this week

Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  March 1977 (UK)
4.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.0/10 from 185 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

(as Stanley Long)

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9058 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 23 Nov 2013
 
a list of 260 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) on IMDb 4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Adventures of a Private Eye.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

Randy Milkman Davey bites off more than he can chew when he starts to deliver more than pints of milk to some of the bored housewives on his route. In a short space of time he finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Derren Nesbitt
Stars: Julie Ege, Diana Dors, Brendan Price
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Willy Roe
Stars: Alan Lake, Glynn Edwards, Anthony Booth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young man fantasizes about fornicating with several women.

Director: Donovan Winter
Stars: Erika Bergmann, Penny Riley, Christopher Matthews
Naughty! (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A look at sex and pornography through down the ages. From the liberal ancient Greeks, to the hypocritical Victorians, and on to modern times.

Director: Stanley A. Long
Stars: Chris Lethbridge-Baker, Lee Donald, Brenda Peters
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Jim Atkinson
Stars: Jeremy Bulloch, Neil Hallett, Jill Damas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Victorian aristocrat buys a former madhouse and converts it into a "love nest". Unknown to him, Jack the Ripper lives in secret passages lining the building.

Director: Vernon P. Becker
Stars: Ole Søltoft, Sue Longhurst, Charlie Elvegård
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Derek Ford
Stars: Nicholas Field, Felicity Devonshire, John Le Mesurier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A naive couple leave their small town for success in London's adult entertainment culture.

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Robin Askwith, Janet Lynn, Jess Conrad
Craze (1974)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A seedy striptease club in London's West End becomes the target for unpleasant crooks. The club's owners are blackmailed into paying out large wads of cash, but star attraction Mary Millington saves the day with her energetic stripping.

Director: Willy Roe
Stars: Mary Millington, Rosemary England, John M. East
Au Pair Girls (1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A young architect plans to design a building after the perfect breast and searches for a woman who bears the right model all over London.

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Roger Lloyd Pack, Vicki Hodge, Derek Royle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Neil ...
Bob West
Suzy Kendall ...
Laura Sutton
Harry H. Corbett ...
Sydney
...
Mrs. Horne
Fred Emney ...
Sir Basil
Liz Fraser ...
Violet
Irene Handl ...
Miss Friggin
...
Derek
Julian Orchard ...
Police Cyclist
...
Judd Blake
Adrienne Posta ...
Lisa Moroni
...
Medea
William Rushton ...
Wilfred
Robin Stewart ...
Scott
Veronica Doran ...
Maud
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The clever dick who uncovers EVERYBODY!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1977 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Adventures of a Private Dick  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Gevacolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Stanley Long's autobiography, Adrienne Posta claimed that scenes where she exposes her breast were outtakes, and she got her lawyers to demand their removal from the film. However, Long was able to provide evidence to prove that Miss Posta had been fully aware of the exposure, and had not objected at the time. 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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Best of the Adventures (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

French Farce
(uncredited)
Music by Herbert Chappell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Boring, but one thing stands out.
6 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The second of the "Adventures" series, this one features Chris Neil as Bob, an assistant to a P.I. who tries to crack a case when his boss is on vacation. The whole ordeal is done in a slow, boring, unfunny, contrived sort of way.

However, the film perks up when Adrienne Posta comes in. Posta delivers a superb impersonation of Oscar-winning actress Liza Minelli (named Lisa Moroni here) who gives him shelter when the bad guys attempt to eliminate him when he's starting to get a bead on solving the case. Posta portrays Minelli from her role in Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" and looks and sounds like her as well. It's a darkhorse candidate in my book for the best mimic job in the history of cinema. Otherwise, there's not much here to like.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
showing on UK MOVIES24 in Sept _ censored? timbmorris276
Discuss Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?