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The Goose Steps Out (1942)

 |  Comedy  |  August 1942 (UK)
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Will Hay ...
Frank Pettingell ...
Professor Hoffman
Julien Mitchell ...
General von Glotz
Charles Hawtrey ...
Max
Peter Croft ...
Hans
Anne Firth ...
Lena
Leslie Harcourt ...
Vagel
Jeremy Hawk ...
A.D.C.
Raymond Lovell ...
Schmidt
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Rector
Barry Morse ...
Kurt
Lawrence O'Madden ...
Col. Truscott
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Krauss
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A bumbling teacher (Will Hay) conveniently turns out to be the double of a German general. In the true spirit of wartime propoganda high jinks, he is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college (populated by the likes of Peter Ustinov, Charles Hawtrey and Barry Morse). Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Pokes Fun at the Hun!

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When Potts first meets his students he does a roll-call. One of them answers to the name "Schicklgruber", causing Potts unease and glancing up at the portrait of Adolf Hitler. Hitler's father was born Alois Schicklgruber and later changed his name in order to reflect that of his stepfather. See more »

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Reference to Casablanca
30 June 2008 | by (North Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

A great British comedy ...

One of my favourites ...

The great Will Hay ...

Fantastic anti-Nazi propaganda achieved by outrageous satire!!

"Im England you must remember to forget your gas mask!!"

Has anyone spotted what I take to be a the reference to 'Casablanca' in the opening scene/sequence...the airport/plane/fog etc???

Even the plane seems a similar type having twin fins on the tailplane.

I think Casablanca was made a couple of years earlier so if I'm right someone had a very keen eye and respect for that great movie!!

Lovers of art-deco interiors will love the laboratory scenes!


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