Who Done It? (1956)

Benny Hill plays an avid reader of cheap crime novels who seizes his chance of becoming a real private eye. While he soon finds out that he is in way over his head, he is helped by his determination and by sheer dumb luck. A charming little comedy that is not great but better than could be expected. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It (1941)

The third and final film in the Hornleigh series might also be its weakest. Like a number of similar British films from the era, it tries to mix its previous core elements with a plot about German spies; which could potentially be done successfully, but in this case does not really work. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale is a comedy spoofing the character and world of James Bond as seen in the first four Bond films, especially the franchise’s obsession with nubile young women. The film consists of a number of “episodes” split up between five-and-a-half directors; and one of the lead actors was fired half-way through the film. Still, while the plot is nonsensical and incoherent, there are some enjoyable elements to be found here; but they are few and far between. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Spione im Savoy Hotel (1932)

Famous German radio presenter Alfred Braun (played by himself) turns detective when an important document is stolen. Featuring the Comedian Harmonists as well as a trio of Italian clowns, this film is an odd concoction made of many elements, none of which really work. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Carry On Spying (1964)

This black & white spy film spoof is a nice, entertaining comedy. The great performances and convincing visuals go a long way to sell the film’s thin-ish plot. Considering the franchise's mixed reputation Carry On Spying is not a bad film at all. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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