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Don't Panic Chaps (1959)

Charming farce about British and German soldiers peacefully sharing a little island in the Adriatic in 1943 - that is until the beautiful Elsa is cast ashore.

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Krisling
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Finch
Thorley Walters ...
Brown
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Elsa
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Ackroyd
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Bolter
Nicholas Phipps ...
Mortimer
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Meister
Terence Alexander ...
Lieutenant Babbington
Gertan Klauber ...
Schmidt
Thomas Foulkes ...
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Charming farce about British and German soldiers peacefully sharing a little island in the Adriatic in 1943 - that is until the beautiful Elsa is cast ashore.

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Why fight a war when there are BIGGER things at stake!

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Val Guest and Robert Day were asked to direct. See more »

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Krisling: One may not like the French people but one cannot help appreciating their wine.
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24 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't Panic Chaps is directed by George Pollock and adapted to screenplay by Jack Davies from the Radio Play written by R.G. Holroyd and M.G. Corston. It stars Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters, Terence Alexander, Nadja Regin and Percy Herbert. Music is by Philip Green and cinematography by Arthur Graham.

Blimey! What a war, the Battle of the Sunbathers.

Amiable and pleasant British comedy that finds a small group of Brit soldiers commissioned to a remote Mediterranean island during WWII. However, when they encounter a small group of German soldiers holed up in a monastery they are offered a truce by the German commander and begin to live peaceably. That is until a gorgeous woman is washed ashore…

Underwear from the Byzantine Period.

The bickering and banter keeps the pic ticking along, Regin pops in to lower the testosterone levels, while the message about opposing sides being able to live in harmony is a good 'un. It's never uproariously funny and Cole's buffoon act wears thin long before the finale, but there is enough good here to warrant it a good time waster rating. 6/10


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