The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

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Mrs. Hall
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When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring's home guard unit. Put on manoeuvres by a visiting Major-General, Mainwaring's men manage to bungle one task after another. However, when a group of Germans from a scout plane take the Mayor hostage at the church hall, the clueless soldiers might still have a chance of saving the day! Written by Anonymous

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At last! Their epic story invades the Big Screen!

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September 1971 (USA)  »

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Daar komen de schutters  »

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Trivia

In reality Adolf Hitler had no intention of ever attempting an invasion of the UK, as he admitted to the General Staff on 14 August 1940. Operation Sea Lion was likely a bluff to put pressure on the UK to come to terms with the Axis Powers following the Fall of France. See more »

Goofs

When the General is about to lifted off his horse, under the bridge, his left hand is holding the reigns until the close up, when his hand is holding nothing, and the reigns are then seen around the saddle. See more »

Quotes

Cpt. George Mainwaring: He's got a gun.
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: Yes I know, I can see that sir, yes.
Cpt. George Mainwaring: Well, I'm the officer.
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: Well of course you are sir, yes.
Cpt. George Mainwaring: I should have that.
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Connections

Remake of Dad's Army (1968) See more »

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We'll Meet Again
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Sung by Vera Lynn
Lyrics by Hugh Charles
Music by Ross Parker
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Complements the TV series.

Often when TV series are transferred to the big screen, they lose their appeal. Not in this case! The historical accuracy in costumes, equipment and general art direction, like the TV series, is outstanding. A good example of comedy and farce, with excellent script and comedy actors in the right parts. Based on a classic TV series that stands alone in British TV Comedy history.


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