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Better to be Lucky Than Good !
Jim Marchese from Mesa, AZ USA
29 October 2014
"Ask Me No Questions" is a story about German Intelligence gaining
information from American POW's. Claude Aikens puts on a fine
performance as Sergeant Mastin who is planted by the Germans to gain
information from the Americans. The Germans have it going their way
when their luck finally runs out.
An old Chinese proverb says "One Grain of Luck Worth Whole Rice Field
of Wisdom." And so it is for the Americans in this story. The greatest
laid plans can be nullified if your luck runs out.
Ed Lakso wrote a reasonably good screenplay. Great suspense is created
when the American POW's realize they've given up vital information
which could cost American lives. And as usual the Sarge comes up with
an excellent plan to save the day. I appreciate how the story teaches
us that "silence really is golden" and that "the less said the better";
all good lessons to learn for all ages. Or as my great aunt used to
say, "the less you say the less mistakes you make."
There's some good action between Saunders & Mastin in the script and
the archival footage of cannon fire is always fun to watch. I would not
call "Ask Me No Questions" one of Ed Lakso's better screenplays, but it
is still reasonably entertaining. And as always the story is very
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