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What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 11 November 1966 (UK)
In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.

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Lt. Christian
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Capt. Lionel Cash
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Capt. Oppo
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Gina Romano
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Sgt. Rizzo
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Maj. Pott
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Gen. Bolt
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Col. Kastorp
Rico Cattani ...
Benedetto (as Henry Rico Cattani)
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Mayor Romano
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Johnny Seven ...
Vittorio
Art Lewis ...
Needleman
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Minow (as Bill Bryant)
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German Captain
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A by-the-book captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the captain this is the only way. Because of aerial reconnaissance, they must look like they are fighting. To sort this out an intelligence officer is sent in. Meanwhile the festival gets complicated with the mayor's daughter. Written by Bernard chandler <bernie@nationwide.net>

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The screen dares reveal the best kept secrets of world war II ! See more »

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Comedy | War

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Also Known As:

¿Qué hiciste tú en la guerra, papá?  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jay Novello, who plays Mayor Romano, was born Michael Romano in Chicago in 1904. See more »

Goofs

Gina's hairstyle and clothing (including underwear) are of the 1960s, not the 1940s. See more »

Quotes

Major Pott: [driven mad after being lost in the catacombs for days] Cannon to the right of them! Cannon to the left of them! Volley'd and thunder'd and Donder and Blitzen!
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In the Arms of Love
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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great movie
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie was not only well written it has all the right stars. dick Shawn is hilarious and black Edwards always puts out A comedy! and the biggest plus of all was that i was there when they made the movie shot partly in thousand oaks California.if this movie was made today it would still garnish rave revue's.James coburn is one of my all time favorite actors,and of coarse harry Morgan we all know today from M.A.S.H. he adds to the strength of the comedy as Bud Abbott once did with Costello.of all the movie remakes i think this one would and should be considered by the studio executers.With a budget of todays standard it would not be a problem of set and location but that of actor costs and consideration.


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