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Offline ALANF

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Benny Hill Film
« on: 08 August, 2010, 11:20:27 AM »
Can anyone remember the title of an old black and white film starring Benny Hill? I can't remember the plot, but there was a chase scene involving the speedway track at West Ham Stadium. They got mixed up with a Stock Car race.
Alan
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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #1 on: 08 August, 2010, 12:46:01 PM »
Found this bit of information .
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West Ham Stadium also featured briefly in a film. A Benny Hill film made in 1955 called 'Who Done It'. It was only a short scene, about five minutes, but did feature some real stox action with famous names of the day

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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #2 on: 08 August, 2010, 12:49:19 PM »
Theres one on play.com for 5.99
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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #3 on: 08 August, 2010, 06:15:18 PM »
Thanks Carol

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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #4 on: 10 August, 2010, 08:20:36 PM »
Carol

Now that you have kindly given me the title of the film, I have looked it up on 'Amazon' and found numerous copies, both DVD and VHS for sale. I even noted an American distributer offering a DVD version. This is a very old British film, and I think that this is a reflection of the affection the American public have for Benny.
To see West Ham Stadium again in all its glory, took me right back to my early years.
Alan


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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #5 on: 10 August, 2010, 08:47:53 PM »
Hello Alan,
    Glad you got your film , I am always looking up old films on Amazon /play.com and ebay .
  If I cant remember the name I just type in one of the stars of the programme or film into the browser  and find out what they have been in , you usually get there in the end . The old ones are the best .
                              Carol.

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Re: Benny Hill Film
« Reply #6 on: 17 August, 2010, 01:37:57 PM »
Hi Alan,
         your quite right about American affection for Benny Hill, back in 2004 my wife took me to New York for my 60 th birthday treat, hoping to see whats left of thir Docks and Harbours ( my favourite film On the Waterfront ). We did the usual .... Empire State, Broadway etc, but felt whilst there we had to visit Ground Zero site of the Twin Towers
 .This was very moving, and below the viewing platforms i could see people walking around on the very bottom of the site .We decided to try and also walk around the bottom, but were told by an elderly Black security man this was not possible. When he found out we were English he told us he loved watching Benny Hill and asked about him, Ithen told him he had died some years before he couldn,t believe it and kept repeating and shaking his head as he walked off . On the spot where we were standing 3000 people had died and our Benny,s death seemed to effect him almost as much . Strange .
         All the best   Ed