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Invasion Quartet (1961)

 -  Comedy  -  September 1961 (UK)
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Spike Milligan and his friends decide to go to occupied France to silence a large German gun that is firing across the channel. They bumble though encounters with Germans and the French ... See full summary »

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Freddie Oppenheimer
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Godfrey Pringle
Grégoire Aslan ...
Debrie
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Colonel
Thorley Walters ...
Cummings
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Barker
Thelma Ruby ...
Matron
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Kay
Cyril Luckham ...
Col. Harbottle
William Mervyn ...
Naval Officer (as Bill Mervyn)
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Duty Officer - War Office
Alexander Archdale ...
Brigadier - War Office
Bernard Hunter ...
Coding Officer - War Office
Peter Swanwick ...
Gun Commander
Ernst Ulman ...
German Sergeant
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Spike Milligan and his friends decide to go to occupied France to silence a large German gun that is firing across the channel. They bumble though encounters with Germans and the French resistance fighters, travelling around by train and bicycle. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Funniest Foursome That Ever Fouled Up Der Fuhrer!

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September 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El cuarteto invasor  »

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Colonel: It's all your fault, it's you who wanted to die for France.
Debrie: Yes, but I didn't want to be shot by Frenchmen, I wanted to be shot by Germans.
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British comedy at it's best!
23 February 2000 | by (Brooklyn, NY. (Where I'm from originally.)) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie for the first time as a child. And it quickly became a favourite of mine. I must admit the animated opening-credits were kind of lame. But it's still a funny movie that deserves to be checked out!

It's about these four misfit soldiers from different countries who stayed at a military hospital during WW2. Together they team up when they hear the Germans have a destructive cannon called, "Big Herman" and scheme to bring it down.

Spike Milligan's performance in this as the apprehensive Godfrey Pringle was excellent! In fact he's my favourite in this movie. The funniest part of this flick was the bicycle scene! So, if you're into British humour like Monty Python or Are You Being Served, check this movie out sometime. It's a perfect comedy about WW2 to watch on a Sunday afternoon.


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