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Who Done It? (1956)

This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

T.E.B. Clarke (story), T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benny Hill ... Hugo
Belinda Lee ... Frankie
David Kossoff ... Zacco
Garry Marsh ... Hancock
George Margo George Margo ... Barakov
Ernest Thesiger ... Sir Walter
Denis Shaw ... Stumpf
Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... Gruber
Jeremy Hawk ... Self
Thorley Walters ... Raymond Courtney
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Frankie's Agent
Warwick Ashton Warwick Ashton ... P.C. Roberts
Stratford Johns ... P.C. Coleman
Nicholas Phipps ... The Scientist
Peter Bull ... The Scientist
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Storyline

This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

Richard Thorp appears in the later half of the film as policeman in patrol car. See more »

Goofs

When Frankie (Belinda Lee) carries the dead Stumpf (Denis Shaw) over her shoulder to her car, it is obviously a dummy. See more »

Soundtracks

Who Done It?
(uncredited)
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Marcel Stellman
Sung by Benny Hill over main and end titles
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All Downhill
27 May 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

when this film was made Benny Hill was a rising TV star and Ealing Stucios was about to close down to turn over to BBC TV.It is difficult to believe that T.E.B.Clarke could turn out such an inane unfunny script as this.Maybe they were looking to Hill as a sort of lowbrow Alce Guiness to try and replicate his success in "Kind Hearts And Coronets".There is a very distinguished cast of supporting actors.however even such an expert comedy actor as Garry Marsh is reduced to hamming it up to try and extract laughs from the feeble script.It is interesting to note that this was Hills one and only starring effort in film.In his other films he was part of a supporting cast.Maybe if he had been allowed to write this film it would have been a lot funnier.It couldn't have been worse.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Done It? See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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