Based on a true story, Sergeant Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, too old to fight, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic in the Corps, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France. In a letter to Winston Churchill, King explains their intention to invade France and fight the Germans. After a number of failed attempts, they finally arrive by boat and stumble across a German radar station. They succeed in blowing up what they believe to be the main Operations Room, but are soon forced to make their escape as the entire compound unexpectedly erupts with gunfire and explosions. After narrow escapes from the Germans and a stray mine in the Channel, the two men are picked up at sea and interrogated as spies. Identified as deserters, they are returned to their barracks to be court-martialed. At the eleventh hour King and ... Written by
This film's closing prologue states: "King and Cuthbertson never saw each other again. Sergeant Peter King was transferred to active service where he won the MC. He was awarded the DSO in Korea and finally promoted to Major. He retired to New Zealand and died in a motoring accident in 1962 . . . Private Leslie Cuthbertson was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and also survived the war. In 1967, he was made Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He died in 1995." See more »
The British locomotive seen taking the two men to Plymouth (preserved West Country Class - Blackmore Vale) was not built until 1946. See more »
Two Men Went to War, 2002 5/10, 32nd best of 2002, 220th best of the 2000's, 671st all time
A war comedy from England, Two Men Went to War is based on the true story of two British dentists who invaded Germany with pistols and grenades months before the invasion of Normandy, and actually lived to tell about it. The movie was alright, and actually had some pretty funny moments. However, the movie certainly had its faults. The actor playing the young soldier played him a little two goofey and stupid, the older soldier was played quite a bit better. Overall this movie was just okay. If it sounds like something you'd like, you'll probably think its all right, if it sounds like you wouldn't like it, you probably won't.
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