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Which Way to the Front? (1970)

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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
Jan Murray ...
Sid Hackle
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Finkel
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Peter Bland
Willie Davis ...
Lincoln
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Terry Love
Robert Middleton ...
Colonico
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Senora Messina
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General Buck
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Schroeder
Sidney Miller ...
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Dock Master
Gary Crosby ...
SS Guard
Danny Dayton ...
Man in Car
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Bland's Mother
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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler. However, Byers is not the kind of man who takes "No" for an answer and so a recruits other 4-F's to fight against the Axis powers. Written by Jerry Roberts

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You vill see "Which Way to the Front?" ... und you vill laugh!

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27 September 1970 (Sweden)  »

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¿Dónde está el frente?  »

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Neil Hamilton's final film. See more »

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Adolf Hitler: Did you know that last year more people died from cigarette smoking than from bombings?
Brendan Byers III: What will you do about that, Führer?
Adolf Hitler: Increase the bombings!
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Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) See more »

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WB torpedo's a fine movie and a Great Director and Comedian
9 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warner Brothers botched the distribution of this movie.Lewis made a movie that was more adult and topical in light of the times.The movie was more plot driven then many of his other directorial efforts.Lewis makes great use of the art of verbal humor,the scene of Byers trying to learn German from a phonograph record.He fractures and mocks the instructor and the sound of the German language.The scene of Byers/Kesselring's meeting with Hitler is one of Lewis's great masterworks of verbal comedy.Byers in disguise at a German checkpoint double talks the guard,then Byers/Kesselring gets the guard to hand him the password and then gives him the password back.Byers great line at the beginning of the movie that "every man has a right to be killed fighting for his country" is pure gold in the light of Vietnam.The comedy gems in the second half of this movie are fast and furious.I think it is the most verbal driven and more adult in it's comic pacing than most lewis vehicles.I think Lewis was going in new directions.WB killed any such future which we can only guess at seeing it all but derailed his career.


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