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Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 19 June 1977 (UK)
While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

Director:

Stanley A. Long (as Stanley Long)

Writer:

Michael Armstrong (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Neil Christopher Neil ... Bob West
Suzy Kendall ... Laura
Harry H. Corbett ... Sydney
Diana Dors ... Mrs. Horne
Fred Emney ... Sir Basil
Liz Fraser ... Violet
Irene Handl ... Miss Friggin
Ian Lavender ... Derek
Julian Orchard ... Police Cyclist
Jon Pertwee ... Judd Blake
Adrienne Posta ... Lisa Moroni
Anna Quayle ... Medea
William Rushton William Rushton ... Wilfred
Robin Stewart ... Scott
Veronica Doran Veronica Doran ... Maud
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Storyline

While a private detective is away on vacation, his not particularly bright assistant takes it upon himself to "solve" a case that comes in. Complications ensue.

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Taglines:

The clever dick who uncovers EVERYBODY!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of a Private Dick See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Salon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Stanley A. Long's autobiography, Diana Dors was paid £525 for her cameo. However, she insisted that £425 was given to her in cash, so that she only put £100 through the books. See more »

Quotes

[Detective Judd Blake has just caught his assistant peeping at the keyhole.]
Judd Blake: Amateur. Peering through keyholes is for the amateur.
Bob: I wasn't, actually, Mr. Blake. I just thought I'd dropped something on the floor.
Judd Blake: Bugging, now that's the professional way.
Bob: Bugging.
Judd Blake: Yes, and like everything else, purely a matter of technique. Now you stick with me, and you'll soon learn to be a successful bugger.
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Alternate Versions

The 1987 Academy Home Entertainment VHS version runs 74 minutes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Zany Links
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Music by Reg Tilsley
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They see your every move
29 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

British pop singer Christopher Neil stars in this Carry On film Adventures Of A Private Eye. It has the look of a Carry On movie without the cast of Carry On regulars.

Cinema fans will also recognize the plot premise from Bob Hope's comedy from the 40s My Favorite Brunette. That's the one where Hope is asked by Alan Ladd to watch his office and take messages. Of course Hope decides he'd rather survey Dorothy Lamour.

Neil has the same situation as Jon Pertwee just asks him to mind the store, but Neil wants a chance to soar and Suzy Kendall certainly makes him soar.

In fact this film has the look and feel and general raunchiness of a Carry On film. But it would have been so much better with Carry On regulars.


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