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Dad's Army (1971)

G | | Comedy, War | September 1971 (USA)
The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director:

Norman Cohen

Writers:

Jimmy Perry (idea), Jimmy Perry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Lowe ... Capt. Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier ... Sgt. Wilson
Clive Dunn ... LCpl. Jones
John Laurie ... Pte. Frazer
James Beck ... Pte. Walker
Arnold Ridley ... Pte. Godfrey
Ian Lavender ... Pte. Pike
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. Pike
Bernard Archard ... Maj. Gen. Fullard
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... R.S.M.
Bill Pertwee ... Hodges
Frank Williams ... Reverend Timothy Farthing
Edward Sinclair Edward Sinclair ... Verger Maurice Yeatman
Anthony Sagar Anthony Sagar ... Police Sergeant
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... Mrs. Hall
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Storyline

When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring's home guard unit. Put on manoeuvres by a visiting Major-General, Mainwaring's men manage to bungle one task after another. However, when a group of Germans from a scout plane take the Mayor hostage at the church hall, the clueless soldiers might still have a chance of saving the day! Written by Anonymous

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At last! Their epic story invades the Big Screen!

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Comedy | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daar komen de schutters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage in opening scenes)| Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Raglan had a semi regular role in The TV series. See more »

Goofs

Mainwaring, Wilson and Pike leave their bank during their working day to visit a local radio shop in order to listen to Anthony Eden, the Secretary of State for War, announcing the formation of the LDV, later called the Home Guard. Eden's announcement was actually broadcast in the evening, after bank employees would have finished work. See more »

Quotes

[three Luftwaffe airmen are holding several people hostage in the Church Hall, when the platoon enter disguised as a choir, singing "All Things Bright and Beautiful"]
Cpt. George Mainwaring: Frazer, get behind him.
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: And I will get his gun.
L. Cpl. Jack Jones: And I will take my bayonet, and stick it up his...
Nazi pilot: Halt!
Sgt. Arthur Wilson: [leaning close to Mainwaring] I think they've rumbled us.
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Connections

Remake of Dad's Army (1968) See more »

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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
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Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
Music by Manning Sherwin
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Excellent
30 July 2003 | by absolutebookwormSee all my reviews

This is surely British humour at its best. It tends to grow on you. The first time I watched it I couldn't quite figure out what it was all about but now I can watch the episodes over and over again and enjoy them every time.


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