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J. Lee Thompson
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
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Norman Wisdom has to be one of the best British comedians of the 20th Century. For fifty years he has continued to entertain the British public with his films, TV appearances and one-man shows.
Between 1953 and 1966 Wisdom worked with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation and there, starred in some of the best loved British film comedies of all time, including The Square Peg.
The plot for the film is that council worker Norman and his boss Mr Grimsdale come into conflict with the local military. They are then drafted into the army themselves and sent to Nazi-occupied France where Widsom manages to foil the plans of German general.
If you like Wisdom's comedy or just want a little entertainment, then watch this film, you won't be disapointed. The scene with Wisdom in his dual role as Norman and the General and German opera singer Hattie Jacques is side-splittingly funny.
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