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On the Double (1961)

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American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pfc. Ernie Williams
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Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith
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Colonel Somerset (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Margaret Rutherford ...
Lady Vivian
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Sergeant Bridget Stanhope (as Miss Diana Dors)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Captain Patterson
Jesse White ...
Corporal Joseph Praeger
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Colonel Rock Houston
Terence de Marney ...
Sergeant Colin Twickenham (as Terence De Marney)
Rex Evans ...
General Carleton Brown Wiffingham
Rudolph Anders ...
Oberkommandant
Edgar Barrier ...
Blankmeister
Pamela Light ...
Mrs. Somerset
Ben Astar ...
General Zlinkov
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Storyline

American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel's plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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You'll double up laughing when you see Mr. Fun On The Run!

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Adventure | Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

26 October 1961 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

De Dolle Generaal  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Pfc. Ernie Williams: I'm on a salt-free, fat-free, high protein, low calorie, low cholesterol diet.
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Connections

Referenced in Vivre Sa Vie (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella a bit by Danny Kaye
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Instinctively funny-man knows how to turn words into laughter.
19 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Danny Kaye has to be one of the greatest of the giggle creators of all time. With instinct that is uncanny, he can unleash a torrent of laughter on either side of the ocean. Using that amazing voice, and unique body language all of his own, Danny Kaye becomes whomever he desires to be, in any language. He knew how to create, without the need of crudity, and it remains a beautiful fashion, forty years after the fact. Seldom lacking that twinkle in his eye, anything could and usually did happen in his films, especially On the Double. It has always made me wonder how ofter might this have happened, for it is said that each of us has a direct mirror opposite wandering about on this planet. The list of possibilities is endless. Hopefully, each will have the same bad eye, so that the patch which covers it will be permitted to remain in place, and not confuse family members. Beware to all our beloved Aunts. This is one in the top 5 list I have for Danny Kaye, and it needs to be up and out there on VIDIO if not DVD.


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