This film features former Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men under the inept command of Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody. The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the army.
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
"There have been far too many unwounded prisoners taken in this war!"
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found the Spanish location quite boring, so Ringo Starr
flew out to keep him company. However, Lennon also found working on the project a refreshing change from his increasingly arduous and isolated musical career with the Beatles. Namely on set, Lennon was just another cast member, and a relatively minor one, who could interact with others largely as a normal person with the crew. As such, Lennon insisted on attending the production every day even when he was not required on set as a learning experience. See more
[talking aloud to himself
I can't, I fear, I can't march properly on my own, as an officer, in the public eye.
[sitting in back of a truck, smoking, holding a broom
Isn't that sickening when that happens to a chap? Couldn't your drill instructor do something about it? Like a quick jab up the crotch with a broom bass?
[holds up broom
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Keep the Home Fires Burning
Music by Ivor Novello
and lyrics by Lena Guilbert Ford
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