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Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 April 1973 (Ireland)
London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Cohen

Writers:

Spike Milligan (based on the novel by), Johnny Byrne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Dale ... Spike Milligan
Arthur Lowe ... Maj. Drysdale
Bill Maynard ... Sgt. Ellis
Tony Selby Tony Selby ... Bill
Geoffrey Hughes ... Larry
Jim Norton ... Pongo
John Forgeham ... Wally
Robert Longden Robert Longden ... Heavenly
Tony Hughes Tony Hughes ... Edwards
Paul Antrim Paul Antrim ... Anderson
Lionel Guyett Lionel Guyett ... Sutton
David Fennell David Fennell ... Neville
David Belcher David Belcher ... Smith
Windsor Davies ... Sgt. MacKay
Stephen Yardley ... Lt. Martin
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Storyline

London, 1940. Aspiring jazz musician and future comedy legend Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins training to take part in the War. But along the way Spike and his friends get involved in many amusing - and some not-so amusing - scrapes. Based on the first volume of Milligan's war memoirs. Written by Anonymous

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After Young Winston - Young Milligan!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1973 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Két Balláb az ezredben - avagy hogyan járultam hozzá Hitler bukásához See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Spike Milligan was 21 when called up to serve in WW2; however, Jim Dale (I) was 38 when he portrayed Milligan in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the platoon are in the field about to start the 5 mile run, as the camera moves around behind the Sgt, several crew members are briefly visible at the front of the lorry. See more »

Quotes

Spike Milligan: [Having spent all night on sentry duty, Spike hears footsteps] Halt! Who goes there?
Unseen soldier: [In a broad Yorkshire accent] Adolf Bloody 'itler!
Spike Milligan: Pass... friend.
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Connections

References Dad's Army (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be a Good War
Words and Music by Ed Welch
Sung by Jim Dale
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Terrible terrible terrible adaptation
18 April 2010 | by banagadagaSee all my reviews

Features no material at all from the book, probably because all the filthy humor and language would have been far too x rated for a 1972 film. Utterly crap film. Not funny, bad direction, bad acting, terrible dialogue. No redeeming qualities whatsoever There really is nothing more to say about this horrendously bad film, having said that, if you are a weak minded individual and you like similarly unfunny crap from the early 70's (on the buses, carry on movies) you might very well enjoy this terrible film. It's a chore to sit through, I can only imagine Spike was desperate for the money or to make a feature film or something like that. Read the book instead.


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