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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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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

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26 October 1961 (Netherlands)  »

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De Dolle Generaal  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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

On The Double Polka
(1961)
Music and Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
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Wish this one was available on video
14 December 1998 | by (Wilmington, N.C.) – See all my reviews

I've been a big Danny Kaye fan from an early age. I've seen all of his movies, minus one or two. But I will have to say with all honesty, that "Double Time" is without a doubt, one of his best works. I was lucky enough to catch this one on the AMC channel (American Movie Classics) and to this day is the funniest movie I have ever seen. I laughed until I couldn't even see the T.V. screen through the tears. But unfortunately, this one is not available on video, which I really don't understand because it was one of his later films. (1960's) I do wish someone, somehow would make ths happen.


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