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The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956)

A pair of detectives from Scotland Yard are assigned to look into the disappearance of the Mukkinese Battle Horn, a ninth-century artifact, from the Metropolitan Museum.

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Joseph Sterling

Writers:

Larry Stephens (original story), Harry Booth (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Sellers ... Narrator / Supt. Quilt / Asst. Commissioner Sir Jervis Fruit / Henry Crun
Spike Milligan ... Sgt. Brown / Eccles / Catchpole Burkington / Minnie Bannister (voice)
Dick Emery Dick Emery ... Mr. Nodule / Mr.Crimp / Maurice Ponke
Pamela Thomas Pamela Thomas ... Girl
Bill Hepper Bill Hepper ... Announcer
Wally Thomas ... Policeman
Gordon Phillott Gordon Phillott ... Claggett
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A pair of detectives from Scotland Yard are assigned to look into the disappearance of the Mukkinese Battle Horn, a ninth-century artifact, from the Metropolitan Museum.

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Filmed in the wonder of Schizophrenoscope (the new Split Screen)

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Short | Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1956 (UK) See more »

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Marlborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is an adaptation of an episode from the long-running BBC radio program "The Goon Show", which featured Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. See more »

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[After repeatedly encountering the same mysterious woman]
Superintendent Quilt: Brown, who is this woman?
Sgt. Brown: It's the producer's girlfriend, sir.
[To audience]
Sgt. Brown: You think I'm kidding?
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At the end of the opening titles: "In the wonder of SchizophrenoScope The New Split Screen See more »

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Brilliant comic short
7 September 2003 | by reddpillSee all my reviews

Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan display their comic talents in this brilliant short. Full of sight gags and inspired puns, this film is guaranteed to keep you laughing. If you get a chance to see this inspired lunacy, take advantage of it, as it is not available on DVD or VHS and is rarely shown anywhere. You may not get a second chance.


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