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On the Double (1961)

At the time of the Invasion of Normandy, an American soldier is asked to impersonate a British General in order to confuse the Nazi spies and assassins in London.

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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)
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Sergeant Bridget Stanhope (as Miss Diana Dors)
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Captain Patterson
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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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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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Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(circa 1856) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Played a bit in the score
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Excellent film--a must for Danny Kaye fans
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Admittedly, I am a big Danny Kaye fan, and I've been fortunate enough to have seen this film several times on late night TV. If you like Danny Kaye, this film and "The Court Jester" would both be must sees. Dana Winter, who plays the role of Col. Mckenzie's wife, is perfect for her role in "On the Double", and the rest of the supporting cast is excellent as well. Kaye is at his best, and you will never hear the phrase "the usual" again without thinking of this film. The party scene where Kaye attempts to perform a Highland fling is outstanding. Kaye is multi-talented, and this film shows that very well. Wish it was available for purchase, either on DVD or video. If anyone knows of how to obtain an copy of this film, please let me know.


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