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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 ... Himself
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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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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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious. See more »

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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Benny's first film shows off the beginnings of his massive comic talent!
1 March 2007 | by azcowboysingrSee all my reviews

Benny Hill as a bumbling Private Eye? Oh yes, and his first film really shows us the beginnings of his massive comedic talents. While it is obviously a low budget production, the slapstick gags & rapid-fire quips will keep any Benny Hill fan in stitches. This film is also a great addition to any collection of his many fans as it reveals the "Funniest Man Alive" before he became so famous on TV. I bought a used DVD of this movie because it was all I could find available, but that's the nice thing about DVD's...they don't wear out like VHS tapes do. Not a film for people who prefer sophisticated, under-played humor, but if you like the 3 Stooges, Abbot & Costello, or Martin & Lewis, you're going to love "Who Done It?".


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