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

Approved  |   |  Comedy, War  |  11 November 1966 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Lieutenant Christian
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Captain Lionel Cash
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Captain Oppo
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Gina Romano
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Sergeant Rizzo
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Major Pott
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General Bolt
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Colonel Kastorp
Rico Cattani ...
Benedetto (as Henry Rico Cattani)
Jay Novello ...
Mayor Romano
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Johnny Seven ...
Vittorio
Art Lewis ...
Needleman
William Bryant ...
Minow
Kurt Kreuger ...
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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11 November 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

¿Qué hiciste tú en la guerra, papá?  »

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Italian-American actor Jay Novello who plays Mayor Romano, was born as Michael Romano in Chicago in 1904. See more »

Goofs

When the German doctor examines Colonel Kastorp, he says he has been dead about an hour. When the Italians pick him up to take him away, rigor mortis has set in. Rigor mortis doesn't occur until up to 3 or 4 hours after death. It is unlikely that this amount of time occurred between the Colonel's death and the Italians taking him away. See more »

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Sergeant Rizzo: Leave me alone! I'm only a kid!
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Referenced in Hudson Hawk (1991) See more »

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In the Arms of Love
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Fun Blake Edwards war flick
14 March 2002 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

The Sixties produced a slew of funny war comedies demonstrating that WWII was basically good fun for all concerned, rather than being peopled with the kind of angst-filled, hand-wringing adolescents you see nowadays in movies like Memphis Belle and Saving Private Ryan. Edwards would go on to fantastic success with the Pink Panther series and writer Blatty is notable for his later work, The Exorcist. Edwards draws on a solid cast, including veterans Carroll O'Connor, Harry Morgan and Aldo Ray, without whom no war movie is complete. Italian star Fantoni turns in a meatball performance as Oppo but Dick Shawn steals the show with the best role of his career. Although a little slow in spots, Blake Edwards nonetheless gets where he's going and the result is a fine, though underrated, entry in the genre. The interactions between Shawn and Fantoni are worth the price of admission alone.


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