Norman and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the ... See full summary »

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Norman Pitkin / General Schreiber
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Lesley Cartland
Edward Chapman ...
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Sergeant Loder
Hattie Jacques ...
Gretchen von Schmettering
Brian Worth ...
Henri Le Blanc
Terence Alexander ...
Captain Wharton
John Warwick ...
Colonel Layton
Arnold Bell ...
General Hunt
André Maranne ...
Jean-Claude (as Andre Maranne)
Victor Beaumont ...
Jogenkraut
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Captain Ford
Eddie Leslie ...
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Norman and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Norman takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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19 December 1958 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Djaddeh saf kon  »

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The dummy that Pitkin stabs and throws on the end of his bayonet moves before he stabs it. See more »

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The Square Peg
Written by Michael Carr and Philip Green
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Norman Wisdom's Best Film. Nuff said.
25 October 2002 | by (Bournemouth, England) – See all my reviews

All Norman Wisdom Films tend to follow a simple formula. Loveable Norman has a simple life, usually overlooked by a father figure (Mr Grimsdale) who takes care of him. An antagonist enters the frame and usually angers Wisdom. Much revenge type comedy ensues. Throw in a little child or children who needs help and a unfeasibly attractive woman for Norman to fall in love with. So once this formula has been established it's very unusual to expect anything else. Not that The Square peg does a great deal different but it looses the child element and offers up instead, Wisdom in two roles. The first is his standard 'Pitkin' role and the second is the evil Nazi general. Sure he camps up the Nazi and plays it for all the laughs possible but this film is nothing more than comic brilliance. The scene between Wisdom in his two characters and Hattie Jaques as a Teutonic opera singer is staggeringly funny.


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