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Me and the Colonel (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, War | October 1958 (USA)
Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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S.L. Jacobowsky
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Colonel Prokoszny (as Curt Jurgens)
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Suzanne Roualet
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Madame Bouffier (as Francoise Rosay)
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Szabuniewicz
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Mother Superior
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Major Von Bergen
Liliane Montevecchi ...
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Dr. Szicki (as Ludwig Stossel)
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German Captain (as Gerard Buhr)
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Monsieur Girardin
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Mme. Arle
Clément Harari ...
Man of the Gestapo (as Clement Harari)
Alain Bouvette ...
Rothschild's Chauffeur
Albert Godderis ...
M. Gravat
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Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers. Written by Nicholas Palmer <76276.2147@compuserve.com>

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Yo y el coronel  »

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Trivia

The Broadway musical, The Grand Tour, was based on this film. Joel Grey played the Danny Kaye role of S. L. Jacobowsky and 'Ron Holgate' played Colonel Tadeusz Boleslav Stjerbinsky. Opening at the Palace Theatre in NYC, it ran only 61 performances in 1979. That same year on Broadway, Sweeney Todd, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and They're Playing Our Song also premiered. It is memorable for its lyrics by 'Jerry Herman'. It was up for a Tony Award for best original score, best leading actor in a musical and best featured actor in a musical, winning nothing against such steep competition. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in 1940, all of Nicole Maurey's hairstyles and costumes are strictly in the 1958 mode. See more »

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Version of Jacobowski a plukovníki (1987) See more »

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Wonderful blend of drama, comedy, and pathos
7 September 1999 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Not your typical Danny Kaye movie, this brooding character study walks a tightrope among three genres and succeeds in being movie without being cloying. Curt Jurgens is marvelous as the Colonel. And, Danny Kaye gives one of his most distinctive performances. Well worth seeing.


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