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Our Miss Fred (1972)

Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during WWII. While entertaining the troops with his drag act one day, the Germans capture them. Thinking he's a girl, they let him go. He mustn't break his character until he reaches safety.

Director:

Bob Kellett

Writers:

Hugh Leonard (screenplay), Terence Feely (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny La Rue Danny La Rue ... Fred
Alfred Marks ... General Brincker
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Smallpiece
Lally Bowers ... Miss Flodden
Frances de la Tour ... Miss Lockhart (as Frances De La Tour)
Kristin Hatfield Kristin Hatfield ... Hilary (as Kristin Hatfeild)
Jenny Twigge Jenny Twigge ... Judith
Vanessa Furse Vanessa Furse ... Prunella
Seretta Wilson ... Elvira
Sophie Batchelor Sophie Batchelor ... Emma
John Barrard ... Patron
Nancy Nevinson ... Patron's Wife
Cyril Shaps ... Doctor
Frank Thornton ... British Colonel
André Maranne ... Resistance Fighter (as Andre Maranne)
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Shakespearian actor Fred Wimbush's drafted during WWII. While entertaining the troops with his drag act one day, the Germans capture them. Thinking he's a girl, they let him go. He mustn't break his character until he reaches safety.

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DANNY LA RUE has a secret weapon to win the war in his first film!

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Comedy | War

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Trivia

Film takes place in 1939. See more »

Goofs

Miss Fred's hairstyle throughout the film and costumes during the fashion parade are from the 1960s-70s rather than 1940. See more »

Soundtracks

Hitler has only One Brass Ball
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford (Colonel Bogey March), lyrics of uncertain authorship, attributed to Toby O'Brien
Performed by Danny La Rue, Lally Bowers and Frances de la Tour and the girls
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Classic plot with La Rue charm
28 August 2002 | by duganekSee all my reviews

Using the almost standard plot device of "Madame Behave" with Julian Eltinge and Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot," this drag romp puts the he-man hero in a situation where he can only survive by posing as a female. Shakespearean actor La Rue is drafted into WWII and appearing in a camp show in France when the Nazis advance. He will be shot as a spy unless he continues in his female costume. Soon he is trying to escape in the company of randy English schoolgirls. La Rue's enormous charm and just plain likableness (which I have also observed on stage) keeps the endless double entendres good clean fun. For example, amorous Nazi general: "You're all woman and something more!" Danny: "You're right!"


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation: Fred See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)
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