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The Best of Benny Hill (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 May 1974 (UK)
A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is ... See full summary »

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John Robins

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Benny Hill (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benny Hill ... Himself - Host / Various (archive footage)
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Interviewer ('Words of Comfort') / Marie Quaint
Eira Heath Eira Heath ... Charlotte Fudge / Various
Henry McGee Henry McGee ... Himself / Rodney Fairchild / Customs Agent / Various
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons ... The Phantom Prowler / Mask Boutique Staffer / King Charles / Various
Bob Todd Bob Todd ... Various Roles
Andree Melly ... Interviewer ('The Grass Is Greener') (as Andrée Melly)
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Various Roles
Lesley Goldie Lesley Goldie ... Various Roles (as Leslie Goldie)
Jackie Wright Jackie Wright ... Various Roles (as Jack Wright)
Connie Georges Connie Georges ... Various Roles
Nicole Shelby Nicole Shelby ... Bubble Gum Girl / Various
Penny Meredith ... Adjudicating Panel Member / Various
Michael Sharvell-Martin Michael Sharvell-Martin ... Lower Tidmarsh Hospital Doctor / Rev. Peter Wilby / Various
Jan Butlin Jan Butlin ... Various Roles
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A collection of sketches and musical numbers from his long running comedy/variety series, culled from shows produced and originally aired between 1969 and 1972; this film's production is more along the lines of Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973) than of And Now for Something Completely Different (1971). Written by W.B.

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo Benny See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »


Soundtracks

Ballroom
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Music by Paul Lewis
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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A fitting enough tribute of a true comedy great!
15 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Benny Hill was a true comedy great, evident in this fitting tribute of him, shown here as a compilation of his very best shorts. His comedy is admittedly quite bawdy, as Benny makes men look like idiots and lectures mangling the English language, but I like bawdy and particularly it suits Benny to a tee. The quality is a little grainy and washed out, but the shorts are still a lot of fun, Tuppertime especially is priceless particularly with the vicar who comes on the air with his flies undone, and Benny is as wonderful as ever. Jackie Wright and Bob Todd do their usual selfless stooging to perfection, and Patricia Hayes is delightful in her appearances. The scripting is also top notch and the music is well done. Overall, I truly enjoyed myself, a really nice 83 or so minutes to spend your afternoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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