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Me and the Colonel (1958)

Approved | | Comedy , War | October 1958 (USA)
Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Glenville

Writers:

S.N. Behrman (screenplay), George Froeschel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Kaye ... S.L. Jacobowsky
Curd Jürgens ... Colonel Prokoszny (as Curt Jurgens)
Nicole Maurey ... Suzanne Roualet
Françoise Rosay ... Madame Bouffier (as Francoise Rosay)
Akim Tamiroff ... Szabuniewicz
Martita Hunt ... Mother Superior
Alexander Scourby ... Major Von Bergen
Liliane Montevecchi ... Cosette
Ludwig Stössel ... Dr. Szicki (as Ludwig Stossel)
Gérard Buhr ... German Captain (as Gerard Buhr)
Franz Roehn Franz Roehn ... Monsieur Girardin
Celia Lovsky ... Mme. Arle
Clément Harari Clément Harari ... Man of the Gestapo (as Clement Harari)
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Rothschild's Chauffeur
Albert Godderis Albert Godderis ... M. Gravat
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Storyline

Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers. Written by Nicholas Palmer <76276.2147@compuserve.com>

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Here's Fun! Danny Panics the Wehrmacht in his own brand of war! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo y el coronel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

William Goetz Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway musical, The Grand Tour, was based on this film. Joel Grey played the Danny Kaye role of S. L. Jacobowsky and 'Ron Holgate' played Colonel Tadeusz Boleslav Stjerbinsky. Opening at the Palace Theatre in NYC, it ran only 61 performances in 1979. That same year on Broadway, Sweeney Todd, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and They're Playing Our Song also premiered. It is memorable for its lyrics by 'Jerry Herman'. It was up for a Tony Award for best original score, best leading actor in a musical and best featured actor in a musical, winning nothing against such steep competition. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in 1940, all of Nicole Maurey's hairstyles and costumes are strictly in the 1958 mode. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Prokoszny: Less and less I like this Jacobowsky.
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Connections

Referenced in Kom till Casino! (1975) See more »

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18 August 2006 | by lfowden84See all my reviews

Caught this gem on late night TV a few years ago.Even though the story is set during World War II and Danny Kaye's character is trying to escape to safety, it has so many poignantly funny moments that one remembers and has a chuckle about it. My favourite: "in the cathedral of my heart a candle will be lit".This is by the Colonel to one of his many paramours. Eventually Danny Kaye cannot help himself and wonders how big is the Colonel's heart to accommodate all this candles? Next is the oft repeated line : "less and less I like this Jacoboski".Last but not least is the third character in the story, the faithful sergeant played by Akim Tamiroff. This film has drama,pathos,laughs and tears all within a story of escape,pride and sadly war.Highly sought after if released on DVD. Millie


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