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The Best of Enemies (1961)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | War  -  6 August 1962 (USA)
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Richardson
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Capt. Blasi
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Lt. Burke
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Capt. Rootes
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Lt. Hilary
Ronald Fraser ...
Perfect
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Col. Brownlow
Duncan Macrae ...
Sgt. Trevethan
Robert Desmond ...
Pvt. Singer
Kenneth Fortescue ...
Lt. Thomlinson
Michael Trubshawe ...
Col. Brownhow
David Opatoshu ...
Bernasconi
Amedeo Nazzari ...
Maj. Fornari
Aldo Giuffrè ...
Sgt. Todini
Pietro Marascalchi ...
Cpl. Bortolini
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

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Adventure | Comedy | War

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Italian censorship visa # 34965 delivered on 11-10-1961. See more »

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A Definite Favorite
26 November 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites. Niven is hilarious as is Sordi. They play off each other beautifully and the script is a laugher from beginning to end. Sordi's wide-eyed expressions and expressive Italian style complimented Niven's traditional Brit, "Jolly ho, Old Pip!" making a wonderful film. The soccer game between the Italians and Brits using a round Ethiopian basket is a classic scene. I love this film, have seen it at least a dozen times and will see it again every chance I get. Hey, join in and see it too. You will not be disappointed.


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