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Invasion Quartet (1961)

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
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Debrie
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Colonel
Thorley Walters ...
Cummings
Maurice Denham ...
Dr. Barker
Thelma Ruby ...
Matron
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Kay
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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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Comedy | War

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September 1961 (UK)  »

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El cuarteto invasor  »

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When this small comedy was released in 1961, several critics suggested it was meant as a deliberate parody of "The Guns Of Navarone", a big-budget epic (and huge box-office hit) which had been released after a lengthy production period some six months earlier. One critic went as far as to suggest that this film was "slightly less ridiculous" than the big epic movie, which had, of course, been intended entirely seriously. See more »

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Godfrey Pringle: Let me out of here, I'm too young to die.
Freddie Oppenheimer: Nonsense, you're just the right age. Don't you agree, Colonel?
Colonel: Oh yes, perfect.
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Lame.
14 March 2003 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

At it's best, vintage British movie comedy knocks all other countries' humour into a cocked hat. Unfortunately, for the most part, this farce about a pair of wounded soldiers undertaking a mission into German-occupied France to prove their fitness for active service, falls far short of being a vintage comedy. There's nothing wrong with the story – superior comedies to this have been crafted from much weaker material – but the casting is curious to say the least. Bill Travers is not a strong enough comedy presence to lead the cast, and John le Mesurier is miscast as the leader of the Home Guard (although, in hindsight, this may be due to the fact that he is so familiar to us now as the effete Sergeant Wilson in DAD'S ARMY). Gregoire Aslan, as Travers' French sidekick, adds nothing whatsoever to the film. Only Spike Milligan, as the shell-shocked Godfrey Pringle, manages to reap a few meagre laughs from the threadbare script.


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