Viewed as an adult, the film is of course absurd but it does raise the question: how did all these Nazis set up shop in the UK? The answer, of course, must be Operation Paperclip, the OSS plan to prevent German science from falling into the hands of the Soviets and harness it for Western purposes. Judging from The Frozen Dead, the operation must have been a massive success, because clearly the overflow of Nazi scientists reached the bucolic English countryside.
British Intelligence are entirely absent from this film. Dr. Norberg (Dana Andrews, sporting a terrible accent) and a host of other aging Nazis live and travel with ease as they plot to defrost 1500 fellow Party members and resurrect the Reich. Even as open collaborators, I would have thought that Norberg and co. would have handlers making sure they were still working on behalf of Britain and NATO. Am I overthinking things?
Whatever the case may be, I still enjoyed The Frozen Dead forty years later. It's a prime slice of cinematic silliness that will appeal to fans of The Brain That Wouldn't Die. If you have a child aged between 7 and 10, expose it to them today!