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||IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 from N/A votes
||Release: 29 Oct 1969 /
||Genre: Comedy, Short
||Director: Jan Darnley-Smith,
||Stars: Comedy, Short
||Synopsis: Benny Hill scripts and stars in a dialogue-free rendition of a posh dinner party ruined by two boorish waiters.
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This 30-minute film marked Benny Hill's last attempt to break onto the
big screen. Why he thought a short film would be his ticket is beyond
me. Except for special festivals, short films haven't received much
distribution or attention since the 1940s. This one apparently sat on
the shelf for two years until Paramount finally picked it up. (Although
it was released in 1971, the copyright clearly says 1969.) That's a
shame because I'd rank it as one of Hill's finest efforts. The plot can
be summed up quickly: Hill plays a caterer who gets drunk on the job
and proceeds to make a disaster of a middle class couple's dinner
"The Waiters" is an homage to silent film comedians like Chaplin and
Keaton. Although there are sound effects, music, and even one or two
murmurs from the actors, the film contains no dialog. Hill and his
actors, including a few familiar faces from his TV show, do a pretty
good job of recapturing this type of comedy. Even the conflict between
the working class waiters and the middle class diners, which operates
as an undercurrent, seems in keeping with the homage. (Hill is
obviously critical of the "high-falutin" airs of the middle class
diners who hire temporary servants just as Chaplin was critical of
ostentatious displays of wealth.) But this subtext isn't important
because the comedy works by itself. This is a very funny film! By the
way, if you only know Hill's comedy through "The Benny Hill Show,"
you're in for a pleasant surprise. Since the entire 30 minutes is
dedicated to one story, we actually get a full story arc rather than a
series of episodic gags. Also, because there's no dialog (which I've
always felt was Hill's greatest weakness as a comedian), we don't get
the endless parade of double entendres that we do in his later TV
shows. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and admit that I like this short
film better than "The Benny Hill Show." Like I said earlier, I think
it's one of his best achievements.
"The Waiters" is available as an extra on Anchor Bay's 2003 DVD release
of "Who Done It?" (which was Hill's only feature film in the starring
role). In my opinion, "The Waiters" is far superior to "Who Done It?"
-- even though "Who Done It?" was produced at legendary Ealing Studios.
(By 1956, when "Who Done It?" was released, Ealing was definitely in
decline.) I'm not sure that it's worth buying the DVD just for "The
Waiters," but it's definitely worth a rental.
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