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War Italian Style (1965)

Due marines e un generale (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 18 January 1967 (USA)
In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Scattini

Writers:

Franco Castellano (screenplay) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (screenplay) (as Pipolo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franco Franchi ... Frank Scordia
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Joe Acampora
Buster Keaton ... Gen. von Kassler
Fred Clark ... Gen. Zacharias
Martha Hyer ... Lt. Inge Schultze
Franco Ressel ... Col. Jaeger
Tommaso Alvieri Tommaso Alvieri
Barbara Loy Barbara Loy ... Inger
Alessandro Sperli Alessandro Sperli ... (as Alessandro Sperlì)
Alfredo Adami Alfredo Adami ... German High-Ranking Officer
Ennio Antonelli Ennio Antonelli ... von Kassler's Driver
Renato Chiantoni ... Uncle Luigi
Willi Colombini Willi Colombini ... (as Willy Colombini)
Consalvo Dell'Arti Consalvo Dell'Arti
Ignazio Dolce Ignazio Dolce
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In May 1943, two American soldiers, Joe and Frank, of Italian descent are searching the North African desert for a German general called Von Kassler, when they are captured by Von Kassler aide Inge Schultze who lets them escape with fake war plans, only Joe and Frank steal the real war plans which pave way for the Allied victory. Months later, the duo once again come up against Von Kassler when they are captured at Anzio and try to outwit the Nazis a second time. Written by Anonymous

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The King of Komedy Has Anzio In His Panzers See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Italian Style See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Music by Norbert Schultze
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Live to win
11 April 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

1943: Two American soldiers (Franco and Ciccio) are captured on a mission to find the German general von Kassler (Buster Keaton!) who lets them escape with secret documents - fakes that are intended to fall into the enemies' hands and cause confusion. But by mistake, the two captives get away with the real plans and then get in the middle of the attack, trying to survive in various disguises. Franco has a great scene when he holds a nonsensical speech to the soldiers ("we can only win the war if we don't lose it"). But this comedy by the busy and popular Sicilian duo Franco and Ciccio stands out from the rest by its guest star. Subtle touches like Keaton playing chess or piano make a difference. The stoicism of the silent Keaton provides a great contrast for the aggression and loudness of Franco Ressel as the colonel. A recommendable little comedy.


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