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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 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!

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

November 1959 (UK) See more »

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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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24 July 2014 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Don't Panic Chaps is directed by George Pollock and adapted to screenplay by Jack Davies from the Radio Play written by R.G. Holroyd and M.G. Corston. It stars Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters, Terence Alexander, Nadja Regin and Percy Herbert. Music is by Philip Green and cinematography by Arthur Graham.

Blimey! What a war, the Battle of the Sunbathers.

Amiable and pleasant British comedy that finds a small group of Brit soldiers commissioned to a remote Mediterranean island during WWII. However, when they encounter a small group of German soldiers holed up in a monastery they are offered a truce by the German commander and begin to live peaceably. That is until a gorgeous woman is washed ashore…

Underwear from the Byzantine Period.

The bickering and banter keeps the pic ticking along, Regin pops in to lower the testosterone levels, while the message about opposing sides being able to live in harmony is a good 'un. It's never uproariously funny and Cole's buffoon act wears thin long before the finale, but there is enough good here to warrant it a good time waster rating. 6/10


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