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The Case Of The Mukkinese Battlehorn [VHS] [1956]


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  • Actors: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Dick Emery, Pamela Thomas, Bill Hepper
  • Directors: Joseph Sterling
  • Writers: Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Booth, Jon Penington, Larry Stephens
  • Producers: Harry Booth, Jon Penington, Michael Deeley
  • Language: Castilian
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Manga Entertainment
  • Run Time: 28 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00008T40L
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,495 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In the quiet of the night a Mukkinese battlehorn is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum. Superintendent Quilt, played by Peter Sellers, and Sergeant Brown investigate the robbery, meeting a number of eccentric characters along the way, such as Sid Crimp the janitor and Nodule the curator. A Goon inspired comedy.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Feb. 2004
Format: VHS Tape
There were not many "Goon Show" films made, and of these I think only this and "Down among the Z men" are available. "The Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn" has it all; Eccles, Crun, Gritpype-Thynne...well, not all, since Harry Secombe aka Ned Seagoon aka "everygoon" isn't in this film. The humour of the goon show that would later float again to the surface in Spike's "Q" series and Python pervades this movie like mould in a Gorgonzola cheese or fungus in a plaster wall...it's everywhere. From the opening scenes of the theft (brick goes through display case / hand reaches in/ takes ~ brick!/ brick returned to case and Horn now swiped / continue action!) to the final plot twist "Give him a copper coin Brown!" and the "zany" credits (Freda Clench underwater soprano) this film will grab your sense of humour and batter it to death before stabbing it with a pointy stick.
It has one of my favourite lines - Sellers says to Emery "You're trying to be funny Sir!" and Emery replies (to camera!)"Aren't we all!"
This film is as corny as hell and you'll never see it in a cinema again. Get it whichever way you can, but don't steal mine I have Bluebottle guarding it.
Now if Only we could get this on DVD...with "Super Secret Service" and the "Running Jumping & Standing Still Film"....!?!
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Amazon.com: 1 review
Classic Sellers & Milligan, but video quality not very good 3 July 2008
By Brian N. Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
A classic piece of "Goon Show"-style insanity. Especially interesting because the bumbling detective played by Sellers seems a clear forerunner to Inspector Clouseau, down to the trench coat and hat (though without the French accent here). Also watch for (or rather listen for) what I'm pretty sure is Sellers doing the narration in the beginning in a very funny American accent.

One warning - the video quality is not very good, which I don't think is the fault of the transfer but probably the state of the original film by the time it was put on tape. Bright areas in particular seem to be often washed out in white. Not too much of a problem, really, though there is one scene where Sellers' character is communicating with a silent film actor by writing on a piece of paper and holding it up and it's very hard to make out what he's written.
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