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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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11 November 1966 (UK)  »

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

When Major Pott looks out of the man hole cover just before the tank passes over him, his shirt is light tan. Next shot when he is in the catacombs again, his shirt is brown. See more »

Quotes

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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It's being released on DVD!!
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've never seen "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?", you owe it to yourself to pick it up (or at least ask Netflix to stock it!). Great, wacky fun, memorable characters/situations, heavy drinking, babes, and catacombs!! What's not to love???

Stars some of the greats: James Coburn (Magnificent Seven, Our Man Flint, etc.), Harry Morgan (who kept up the military theme as Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H), and Carroll O'Connor (whom you might better recognize as Archie Bunker). It's got all the energy and cleverness of "Animal House" without the "Porky's"-style humor - this is a movie you can watch with your kids!

I've been looking for it for years. Rent it. You'll be glad you did.


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