Who Done It?

1956

Basil Dearden
Director
Ealing Studios
Studio
J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Distributor

Lowly ice rink sweeper Hill dreams of becoming a private eye, and gets his chance when he wins a bloodhound and gets involved with a nest of Soviet spies, as well as a beautiful girl who happens to have super strength.

Hill's first film, like so much of his comedic output, ranges from quite amusing to irritatingly stupid, often in the same scene. And of course he ends up in drag. At least he was consistent on both counts. A pretty good film, though it runs out of energy in the last reel.

-Dave W.

Note: originally done 08 January 2013, revised 30 April 2016.



2nd March 1956
Cinema



85 mins
1.37:1



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Benny Hill
Hugo Dill
Benny Hill
Hugo Dill
Benny Hill
Hugo Dill
Benny Hill
Hugo Dill
Belinda Lee
Frankie Mayne
David Kossoff
Zacco
Garry Marsh
Detective Inspector Hancock
George Margo
Barakov
Ernest Thesiger
Sir Walter Finch
Denis Shaw
Professor Otto Stumpf
Frederick Schiller
Wilhelm Gruber
Jeremy Hawk
Himself / 'Your Birthday Wish' Host
Thorley Walters
Raymond Courtney
Dagenham Girl Pipers
Themselves
Champion Appeline Hector
Fabian
(as Fabian in end credits)
Philip Stainton
Jimmy Maddox, Frankie's Agent
Warwick Ashton
P.C. Roberts
Stratford Johns
P.C. Coleman
Nicholas Phipps
Scientist
Peter Bull
Bunbury, A Scientist
Gibb McLaughlin
Scientist
Ernest Jay
Professor Selig, A Scientist
Harold Scott
Dr. Goss, A Scientist
Norah Blaney
Flora Carlton, the Actress
Charles Hawtrey
Disc Jockey
Jim Morris
Ice Show Stagehand
Lucy Griffiths
Ice Show Singer
Unknown 21220-X
Ice Show Performer
Meadows White
Ice Show Stage Manager
Unknown
Ice Rink Sweeper
Vincent Holman
Ice Show Ticket Taker
Harold Goodwin
Pringle, Detective Magazine Man
Lindsay Hooper
Man in Ice Rink Corridor
Walter Crisham
Skater in African Garb
Cyril Smith
Refrigeration Man
George Spence
Ice Rink Sweeper
Tony Castleton
Ice Show Staffer Backstage
Unknown
Ice Show Singer
Unknown
Ice Show Singer
John Schlesinger
Ice Show Conductor
Unknown
Ice Show Performer
Guy Longpre
Ice Show Performer
Jean Alsop
Ice Show Girl
Elinor Bennett
Ice Show Girl
Kim Kimber
Ice Show Girl
Ken Lawton
Man Leaving Ice Rink
Unknown Male 60
Jostled Passerby
Unknown
Gun Shop Manager
Ronnie Brody
Gun Shop Assistant
Unknown 21220-X
Bystander Outside Gun Shop
Unknown Male 5
Bystander Outside Gun Shop
Pat Hagan
Bystander Outside Gun Shop
Unknown 21220-X
Bystander Outside Gun Shop
Unknown
Bystander Outside Gun Shop
Charles Saynor
P.C. on Beat Called to Gun Shop
(unconfirmed)
Fred Haggerty
P.C. in Gun Shop
George Spence
Man in Office Hallway
Harry Van Engel
Man in Office Hallway
Unknown
Maisie
Jim Morris
Man in Office Hallway
George Wilson
One-Man Band
Fred Stroud
Bystander Watching Fight
Ian Selby
Bystander Watching Fight
Lindsay Hooper
Bystander Watching Fight
Glyn Houston
Arresting Policeman
Arthur Rigby
Police Station Sergeant
Doris Yorke
Woman in Cafeteria
Louis Matto
Waiter at Royal Scientific Society
Unknown
Doorman at Royal Scientific Society
Dave's Unknown Male 19
Scientist
Unknown Male 52
Scientist
Sonnie Willis
Scientist
Morris Sweden
Scientist
(unconfirmed)
Unknown
Scientist
Unknown Male 7
Scientist
James Ure
Scientist
Unknown 21220-X
Scientist
Unknown 21220-X
Scientist
Unknown 21220-X
Scientist
Unknown Male 29
Scientist
Albert Chevalier
Detective at Uralian Legation
John Boxer
Police Sergeant at Uralian Legation
Frank Pettitt
Detective at Uralian Legation
Unknown
Traffic Policeman
Unknown
Radio Show Guard
Hyma Beckley
Radio Show Attendee
Terry Rendell
Radio Show Attendee
Pat Ryan
Radio Show Attendee
Robert MacDermot
Television Commentator
Joseph Behrmann
Dr. Fedor Broznik
Derek Prentice
Wentworth Brown, Another TV Commentator
Arthur Dibbs
Radio Show Attendee
Dave's Unknown Female 1
Radio Show Attendee
Colin McKenzie
Radio Show Guard
Dave's Unknown Male 22
Radio Show Attendee
Lindsay Hooper
TV Technician
Unknown Male 27
TV Technician
Mabel Etherington
Radio Show Attendee
Ken Lawton
Radio Show Attendee
Dave's Unknown Male 8
Radio Show Attendee
Lola Morice
Radio Show Attendee
Irene Handl
Vu-Eezie Chair Customer
Hugh Wakefield
Vu-Eezie Chair Salesman
Jess Conrad
Radio Show Attendee
Terence Alexander
Radio Show Stage Manager
Violet Gould
Mrs. Louisa Ponting
Unknown Male 5
Radio Show Attendee
Guy Standeven
Radio Show Attendee
Arthur Lowe
Radio-Controlled Tank Demonstrator
Peter Brace
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Unknown Female 23
Woman Watching Tank Demonstration
Ken Lawton
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Unknown 21220-X
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Paul Phillips
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Ernie Rice
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Unknown Male 34
Man Watching Tank Demonstration
Unknown Male 119
Radio Show Attendee
Unknown Male 29
Radio Show Attendee
Victor Chapman
Radio Show Attendee
Unknown Male 57
Radio Show Attendee
Jack Hetherington
Radio Show Attendee
Unknown
Dagenham Drummer
Arthur Dibbs
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Charles Rayford
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Paul Beradi
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Philip Stewart
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Dave's Unknown Male 14
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Edwin Fowles
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Anthony Lang
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Ernest Blyth
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Rex Garner
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Billy Wilmot
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Rita Tobin-Weske
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Unknown Female 16
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Unknown Male 7
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Unknown Female 3
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
John Wilder
'Your Birthday Wish' Audience
Unknown 21220-X
Radio Show Assistant
Keith Pyott
Mr. Ponting
Jim Morris
Radio Show Guard
Chris Adcock
Man Entering Radio Show
Fred Machon
Police Dispatcher
Ewen Solon
Police Inspector on Radio
Unknown
P.C. in Pursuit
Unknown
P.C. in Pursuit
Guy Standeven
PC in Pursuit
Unknown
P.C. in Pursuit
Unknown
P.C. in Pursuit
Helene Burls
Lady at Crosswalk
Wembley Arena
Ice Show Venue

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