This film features former Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men in under the inept command of Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody. The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the army. Written by
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
"There have been far too many unwounded prisoners taken in this war!"
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[talking aloud to himself
I can't, I fear, I can't march properly on my own, as an officer, in the public eye.
[sitting in back of a truck, smoking, holding a broom
Isn't that sickening when that happens to a chap? Couldn't your drill instructor do something about it? Like a quick jab up the crotch with a broom bass?
[holds up broom
Spoofs Lawrence of Arabia
Colonel Bogey March
Written by Kenneth Alford
, pseudonym of F. J. Ricketts
Whistled during the attack on the oasis and heard as a theme in the desert scenes See more