WriterJack Trevor Story, John Briley Release dateSeptember 1961 CastBill Travers, Spike Milligan, Grégoire Aslan, John Le Mesurier, Thorley Walters, Maurice Denham Similar moviesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Fury, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America: Civil War, Avatar
TaglineThe Funniest Foursome That Ever Fouled Up Der Fuhrer!
Invasion quartet original theatrical trailer
Invasion Quartet is a 1961 British World War II comedy/drama that was publicised as a parody of The Guns of Navarone. It was directed by Jay Lewis and starred Bill Travers and Spike Milligan.
Two wounded officers, one British and one French are deemed unfit and surplus to requirements. They leave their hospital and together with an explosives expert suffering from mental illness and a Colonel thought too old to serve in the Army make their way to France to destroy a long range German artillery piece.
The plot has similarities to the exploits of Commando Sgt Peter King and Pte Leslie Cuthbertson.
Bill Travers as Freddie Oppenheimer
Spike Milligan as Godfrey Pringle
Grégoire Aslan as Debrie
John Le Mesurier as Colonel
Thorley Walters as Cummings
Maurice Denham as Dr. Barker
Thelma Ruby as Matron
Millicent Martin as Kay
Cyril Luckham as Col. Harbottle
William Mervyn as Naval Officer
Peter Swanwick as Gun Commander
According to MGM records, the film made a loss of $119,000.