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Director  Jay Lewis
Music director  Ron Goodwin
Produced by  Ronald Kinnoch
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Geoffrey Faithfull
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  Jack Trevor Story, John Briley
Release date  September 1961
Cast  Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, GrĂ©goire Aslan, John Le Mesurier, Thorley Walters, Maurice Denham
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Tagline  The Funniest Foursome That Ever Fouled Up Der Fuhrer!

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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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • Bill Travers as Freddie Oppenheimer
  • Spike Milligan as Godfrey Pringle
  • GrĂ©goire 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
  • Reception

    According to MGM records, the film made a loss of $119,000.

    References

    Invasion Quartet Wikipedia
    Invasion Quartet IMDb Invasion Quartet themoviedb.org


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