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Our Miss Fred (1972)

Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during WWII. While entertaining the troops with his drag act one day, the Germans capture them. Thinking he's a girl, they let him go. He mustn't break his character until he reaches safety.

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Credited cast:
Danny La Rue ...
Fred Wimbush
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General Brincker
Lance Percival ...
Smallpiece
Lally Bowers ...
Miss Flodden
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Miss Lockhart
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Schmidt
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Patron
Sophie Batchelor ...
Emma
Noel Coleman ...
Intelligence Chief
Jennifer Croxton ...
Jeanette
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German C.O.
David Ellen ...
Bobby
Vanessa Furse ...
Prunella
Brian Gadsden ...
German Officer
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Bertie
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Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during WWII. While entertaining the troops with his drag act one day, the Germans capture them. Thinking he's a girl, they let him go. He mustn't break his character until he reaches safety.

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DANNY LA RUE has a secret weapon to win the war in his first film!

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Comedy | War

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14 December 1972 (UK)  »

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Operation: Fred  »

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Trivia

Actor Danny La Rue, who plays the main character, was in real life the most famous female impersonator in British theater. See more »

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In a shot of the action on the airfield, the shadow of the camera crew can be seen in the foreground. See more »

Soundtracks

Hitler has only One Brass Ball
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford (Colonel Bogey March), lyrics of uncertain authorship, attributed to Toby O'Brien
Performed by Danny La Rue, Lally Bowers and Frances de la Tour and the girls
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Funny and entertaining film showcase for Danny La Rue.
9 October 2000 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

Why is a man in a dress always funny - but a woman in a suit is not? Anyway, this effort by Danny LaRue is wonderful. I stumbled across it many years back, and I loved it. The film takes the "usual" cross-dressing comedy premise and gives it a new twist. How Fred ends up in a dress, and why he must maintain the role are both inventive and well executed. La Rue gives a wonderful performance, and is well supported by a fine cast. The British flavor runs rampant through the film, everything from broad slapstick to subtle wit - something you might not expect from a "bloke in a dress" comedy. And it's fun watching La Rue act uncomfortable in his frocks, when you know darn well he's loving every minute of it! The film is hard to find, but I would recommend searching for it, it's well worth the hunt.


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