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

 -  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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Frederico
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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Trivia

Italian-American actor Jay Novello who plays Mayor Romano, was born as 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

Sergeant Rizzo: Leave me alone! I'm only a kid!
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: La carrera del siglo (2013) 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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Crazy funny
25 October 2002 | by (Cambridge, MA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen -- one part social commentary, three parts random chaos. If you like your movies to make sense, you won't enjoy this one; if you like "Paris When it Sizzles," _Catch-22_, or any Tom Stoppard novels, this will be right up your alley. It's very hard to find, though; I saw it on television in London back in 1994 and haven't been able to find any video rental store that carries it.


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