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Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969)

Unrated | | Comedy, War | TV Movie 14 October 1969
During the final months of WW2, a lonely German Baroness hides an attractive American airman in her mansion for long time without telling him the war has been over for almost five years.

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Gene Nelson
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Cast

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
Jon Cedar ... Flarger
Ben Wright ... Police Officer
Ted Gehring ... German Soldier
Walter Janovitz ... Train Conductor (as Walter Janowitz)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trezeşte-mă când se termină războiul See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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What a CUTE little TV Movie!
16 August 2005 | by CineTigersSee all my reviews

I received this movie in a pack called "50 all-star Movies" for $18 (45 cents each). This classic farce was a vehicle for a stable of TV sitcom stars to score some summer work. What a DELIGHT! Ken Berry (F-Troop / Mayberry RFD) as the Hapless American. Eva Gabor (Green Acres) as the scheming baroness. Werner Klemperer (Hogan's Heroes) as the jealous mayor. And a fine supporting TV cast including Hans Conried (Snidley Whiplash) and Jim Backus (Gilligans Island / Mr Magoo). OK, so the screwball twists don't reach the comic mastery of BLAZING SADDLES or BRINGING UP BABY, and the sets are definitely TV budget, but I said its a CUTE little movie, not Oscar material. If you find it in a dollar bin or a friend's DVD pile, by all means enjoy yourself some evening.


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