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Dad's Army (1971)

G  |   |  Comedy, War  |  September 1971 (USA)
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

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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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Robert Raglan had a semi regular role in The TV series. See more »

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As the general is approaching the pontoon bridge for the first time, you can see his shadow behind him. As the day was overcast at the time of filming, it's obvious there is floodlight trained on the actor. See more »

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Pvt. Joe Walker: You know what they say, where there's crowds, there's business.
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A very strange take on this film from some other viewers
2 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I have to say that some of the other reviews of this film I have read show very little understanding of it or the original TV series it stemmed from. Dad's Army was a sitcom and therefore had humour and so is bound to have put a smile on the face of the dire situation. However the series carried very many serious messages such as the episode 'Branded' about the bigotry and ignorance that was attached to conscientious objectors. The film was faithful to the series and was simply like an extended episode. So I'm afraid the reviewer who claimed that Columbia improved the humour was quite wrong and let's face it - the BBC sitcoms of this period beat anything that came out of America hands down. Also comments referring to propaganda were also way off the mark. The Homeguard were people considered unfit for frontline service who still wished to serve. They were very brave men who knew they were sentenced to death as soon as they signed up as Hitler announced that anyone who did so would be executed if and when Britain was invaded. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to set the record straight as it is always good to actually speak and comment on what has been seen rather making it up as you go along I find.


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