A young man (Benny Hill) embarks on a new career as a private detective and becomes involved with foreign spies. The year after one of the best Ealing comedies ever made, The Ladykillers, came one of their worst, which is also Hill’s film debut. Turns out he would always do his best work in TV skits, not as the lead in a whole movie, even if he shows youthful enthusiasm in this dull, slapstick-laden story. Belinda Lee is worth mentioning as Hill’s companion, a girl with forceful talents.
1956-U.K. 85 min. B/W. Directed by Basil Dearden. Screenplay: T.E.B. Clarke. Cast: Benny Hill (Hugo Dill), Belinda Lee (Frankie Mayne), David Kossoff (Zacco), Garry Marsh, George Margo, Ernest Thesiger.