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Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969)

Unrated | | Comedy | TV Movie 14 October 1969
During the latter days of WW2 an American Lieutenant (Berry), accidentally falls out of an airplane that he was on and falls into German territory. He is taken in by a Baroness (Gabor). She... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Berry ... Lt. Roger Carrington
Eva Gabor ... Baroness Marlene
Werner Klemperer ... Major Erich Mueller
Danielle De Metz ... Eva Klein
Hans Conried ... Professor Herman Erhardt
Jim Backus ... Colonel
Alan Hewitt ... Koenig
Woodrow Parfrey ... Schneider
Parley Baer ... Erhardt's Butler
William Wintersole ... Klaus
Norbert Schiller Norbert Schiller
Jon Cedar ... Flarger
Ben Wright ... Police Officer
Ted Gehring ... German Soldier
Walter Janovitz Walter Janovitz ... Train Conductor (as Walter Janowitz)
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During the latter days of WW2 an American Lieutenant (Berry), accidentally falls out of an airplane that he was on and falls into German territory. He is taken in by a Baroness (Gabor). She is taken with him and doesn't want him to leave, so she doesn't tell him that the war has ended. So, for nearly five years he thinks that the war is still going on, and so when he leaves her estate he thinks that he has to do what he can to defeat the Germans, cause he can't find anyone who speaks English or is willing to tell him that the war is over. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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14 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Concurrent to working on Wake Me Up When The War Is Over, Werner Klemperer was playing another Nazi officer Colonel Klink. Here he is temporary demoted as Major Mueller. See more »

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In the final chase scene between the German police and Ken Barry's character (which appears to be under the landmark bridges in Pasadena located not far from the Rose Bowl) several shots reveal palm trees in the background. There are no palm trees in Germany. See more »

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Features The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Comedies with Nazis are NOT in Poor Taste
6 February 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The Plot. During the latter days of WW2 an American Lieutenant (Berry), accidentally falls out of an airplane that he was on and falls into German territory.

He is taken in by a Baroness (Gabor). She is taken with him and doesn't want him to leave, so she doesn't tell him that the war has ended.

So, for nearly five years he thinks that the war is still going on, and so when he leaves her estate he thinks that he has to do what he can to defeat the Germans, cause he can't find anyone who speaks English or is willing to tell him that the war is over.

This is basically a rehash of the Japanese WW2 story of a soldier who didn't know the war was over. That was a comedy too. Mell Brooks made fun of Nazis and it not only was in TWO movies, but also on Broadway. So Jason Daniel Baker who wrote a moronic dissertation on IMDb is a fool.

Get a life.

Is this a good movie? Not really. It's a TV film that you can sit through. It takes a bit to get started and then it kicks in. Not awful, but not so memorable. It's serviceable.

The available prints of this color movie are bleached out so there is virtually no color any more. More like a green hue with an occasionally red.

Gabor was the hot sister.


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