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Don't Panic Chaps (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, War | November 1959 (UK)
Charming farce about British and German soldiers peacefully sharing a little island in the Adriatic in 1943 - that is until the beautiful Elsa is cast ashore.

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Ronald Holroyd (adapted from an original radio play) (as Ronald George Holroyd) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Price ... Krisling
George Cole ... Finch
Thorley Walters ... Brown
Nadja Regin ... Elsa
Harry Fowler ... Ackroyd
Percy Herbert ... Bolter
George Murcell ... Meister
Nicholas Phipps ... Mortimer
Terence Alexander ... Lieutenant Babbington
Gertan Klauber Gertan Klauber ... Schmidt
Thomas Foulkes Thomas Foulkes ... Voss
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Charming farce about British and German soldiers peacefully sharing a little island in the Adriatic in 1943 - that is until the beautiful Elsa is cast ashore.

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Why fight a war when there are BIGGER things at stake!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

November 1959 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Val Guest and Robert Day were asked to direct. See more »

Quotes

Krisling: One may not like the French people but one cannot help appreciating their wine.
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Opening credits prologue: NORTH AFRICA 1943 See more »

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Weakish comedy with several well-known - and a lesser-known backside!
16 August 2018 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

The best thing about this mildly-amusing film is the presence of several well-known actors, not least the reliable Percy Hibbert as a determined NCO - a higher rank than usual for him!

The film got sillier as it progressed and several times I wondered if the script could have been stronger.

As other reviewers have noted, two of the cast go swimming in the nude (one was to become a popular TV actor) and Talking Pictures (the British TV channel that specialises in old films) thought fit to blur their bottoms. I find it difficult to imagine that these fully exposed would offend anyone, but then we live in an age where great care has to be taken least one does.


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