Kenneth Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy timing in the radio show ‘Hancock's Half Hour, which ran from 1954 to 1961. He is also remembered for his work in the ‘Carry On’ series (1958–78). He made his screen debut in the 1952 mystery film ‘Trent’s Last Case.’ He made his TV debut in the TV version of ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ (1956-60). His other TV appearances came in shows, such as ‘BBC Sunday-Night Theatre’ (1952-58), ‘The Wednesday Play’ (1964), ‘Whizzkid's Guide’ (1981-83), ‘Galloping Galaxies!’ (1985-86), and ‘Jackanory’ (1986). A few of his successful films are ‘Valley of Song’ (1953), ‘Make Mine Mink’ (1960),‘Carry on Regardless’ (1961), ‘Twice Round the Daffodils’ (1963), and ‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ (1967). Some of his unsuccessful film projects include ‘Land of Fury’ (1954) and ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ (1978).
Mr Denning Drives North is a mystery film which tells the story of Tom Denning, an aircraft manufacturer, who accidentally kills the nasty boyfriend of his daughter. He disposes of the body in a ditch, and places a ring on his finger to disguise him. But when he goes back to the ditch, he finds out that the body has disappeared.
Highwayman Captain MacHeath, who is romancing two pretty maids, incurs wrath of their powerful fathers. Together, both fathers hatch a plot resulting in MacHeath’s imprisonment and a death sentence. A musical beggar, who has created an opera with MacHeath as hero, entertains him with his opera while the highwayman awaits his sentence.
Reporter Philip Trent is assigned to investigate the death of wealthy financier Sigsbee Manderson. Though Inspector Murch and the coroner conclude it to be a suicide, Trent suspects that Manderson was murdered. He has a hunch that Manderson’s widow Margaret and his secretary Marlowe are hiding something. Trent falls in love with Margaret, but focuses on the case to unravel surprising truths.
A diverse group of British passengers fly to Paris for a weekend. An elderly lady-painter looks for fellow-artists in Louvre, while a young girl romances a Frenchman. A British diplomat attends important negotiations, but a cricket-fan spends time in an English bar. A Scotsman flaunts his kilt, whereas drummer befriends a local girl. Paris touches each one’s life in some way or the other.
This is a satirical take off on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel of the same name. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are invited to examine the weird happenings at Baskerville Hall and the curse of a fabled hound. As they start investigating, everyone appears suspicious. So how do they overcome the obstacles to solve the mystery of the Hound?
On a hot day, three friends decide to get away from London, and go on a boating holiday in order to get more fresh air and exercise. However, soon they realize that they are not well equipped for the trials of riverbank life.