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Invasion Quartet (1961)

 |  Comedy, War  |  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 ...
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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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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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Spike does the business
17 May 2001 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Invasion Quartet has all the attributes of a cult classic, superb writing by an Oscar winning scriptwriter (John Briley) excellent direction from Jay Lewis whose light hand tempts superb erformances from a good spread of fine actors, many at their peak. This movie requires its audience to have an appreciation of a very British type of humour, like the Goons, Monty Python, Sykes and up to the more modern genius of Ricky Gervais. Spike Milligan leads the cast and audience down madness way with his inimitable humour in this brilliant, laid back, comedic precursor to 'The Guns of Naverone'. Bill Travers is an officer who takes three oddballs to wartime France to blow up a huge gun that is threatening England. Their 'invasion' of German held France is more of a Cooks tour than D Day as they wander around occupied territory searching for their target. John Le Mesurier, Eric Sykes, John Wood and other faces familiar to fans of British film from the period will light up your evening. Black and White.


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