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A Coming-Out Party (1961)

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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir Ernest Pease KBE FRS / Lt. Farrow RN
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Flying Off. Jimmy Cooper DFC
Stanley Baxter ...
'Jock' Everett / Kommondant Stamfel
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Willoughby, Sports Officer
Richard Wattis ...
Woodcock, Entertainments Officer
Godfrey Winn ...
Himself
Colin Gordon ...
Briggs
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Piggott, Escape Officer
Norman Bird ...
Travers, Senior British Officer
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Flt Lt. 'Bonzo' Baines DFC
John Forrest ...
'Grassy' Green
Jean Cadell ...
Lady Telling Story on TV show. Opening Scene
Peter Myers ...
P / O PR Shaw
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Hankley
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Clynes (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Devilish Humor...And Almost Unbearable Suspense! See more »

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Comedy

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11 September 1961 (Sweden)  »

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A Coming-Out Party  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jock's quote "We're all doomed..." predates by several years the same words used as the catch-phrase of John Laurie as Private Frazer, another constitutionally pessimistic Scotsman, in Dad's Army (1968), another 1960s comedy about World War 2. See more »

Goofs

When the Times Crossword is first introduced to the prisoners,the clue for 1 Across is stated as "What did Jupiter drop?" However when Farrow has completed it, we see the 1 Across clue as "Preserve of Fiction" (solution:"ramjam"). Furthermore the crossword is numbered #4548 while the solution to the previous day's crossword = #9547 - the leading "9" having been amended to a "4". See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Cooper: Everything is just tickety boo.
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Connections

Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiggetty Boo
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Written by Reg Owen, Don Black, Jack Davies and Peter Shirley
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Funny film about an unpopular POW trying to escape.

A funny film which has maintained its humour since being made in 1961. James Robertson Justice is excellent as an morose and unfriendly POW who must be helped to escape back to England. Well made and with some excellent exchanges between James Robertson and the other POWs.


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