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Dad's Army (1971)

 -  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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September 1971 (USA)  »

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Daar komen de schutters  »

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Alan Haines, Michael Knowles, Sam Kydd and Anthony Sagar also had guest roles in the TV series. See more »

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The steamroller is seen to drive over the same set of tents twice. See more »

Quotes

Cpt. George Mainwaring: Why does he call you uncle?
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: Well you see, I've known his mother for a number of years, she's a widow and she has my ration book and I go round to her house sometimes for meals... and that sort of thing.
Cpt. George Mainwaring: What sort of thing?
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: Well... um... sort of... other...
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
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sung by the cast
Lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Composed by William H. Monk
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Ten-shunnn!!!
2 August 2008 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

Overall, the Dad's Army movie is very funny, although the humour isn't quite as catchy and sparkly as in the TV and radio series. So where does this leave us, the viewers? If you've never seen Dad's Army then the movie is a good way of bringing yourself up to speed and getting hooked on the mad world of Walmington o/S. The downside is that you might not "get it" because, as I said, the humour in the movie is a bit on the stolid side.

For Dad's Army buffs the movie holds nothing new as the story is more or less a cutup of the TV series, but it's a unique chance of seeing your favourites in "high def" as compared to the shitty quality of the BBC video recordings.

The movie also features what must be the lamest holdup sequence in the history of the universe. I can't make up my mind if that's a positive or a negative, though.


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