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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 Dill
Belinda Lee ... Frankie Mayne
David Kossoff ... Zacco
Garry Marsh ... Det. Inp. Hancock
George Margo George Margo ... Barakov
Ernest Thesiger ... Sir Walter Finch
Denis Shaw ... Professor Otto Stumpf
Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... Gruber
Jeremy Hawk ... Himself
Thorley Walters ... Raymond Courtney
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Jimmy Maddox, Frankie's Agent
Warwick Ashton Warwick Ashton ... P.C. Roberts
Stratford Johns ... P.C. Coleman
Nicholas Phipps ... Scientist
Peter Bull ... 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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blondinen og blodhunden See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Hugo Dill is outside the Uralian Legation building, Frankie Mayne and Raymond Courtney walk down a small set of steps two times out of the building opposite. See more »

Soundtracks

Cock o' the North
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Philip Green
Played by Dagenham Girl Pipers
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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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