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Dad’s Army (1971, Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier)

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Film version of the popular TV series set in 1940 sees the Walmington-on-Sea contingent, led by Arthur Lowe’s Captain Mainwaring, (‘I must ask you to keep your hands off my privates’) bumbling through a series of funny adventures while trying to keep the Hun at bay. The climax occurs when the gang captures three German aviators who have parachuted into Britain. All the TV favourites appear and are as irresistible as ever.

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UK | 95 minutes | 1971

Director: Norman Cohen
Script: Jimmy Perry David Croft

cast
Arthur Lowe as Capt. George Mainwaring
John Le Mesurier as Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Clive Dunn as LCpl. Jack Jones
John Laurie as Pte. James Frazer
James Beck as Pte. Joe Walker
Arnold Ridley as Pte. Charles Godfrey
Ian Lavender as Pte. Frank Pike
Liz Fraser as Mavis Pike
Bernard Archard as Maj. Gen. Fullard
Derek Newark as Regimental Sergeant-Major
Bill Pertwee as A.R.P. Warden Hodges
Frank Williams as Rev. Timothy Farthing – the Vicar
Edward Sinclair as Henry Yeatman – the Verger
Anthony Sagar as Police sergeant
Pat Coombs as Mrs. Hall
Roger Maxwell as Peppery Old Gent
Paul Dawkins as Nazi General
Sam Kydd as Nazi Orderly
Michael Knowles as Staff Captain
Fred Griffiths as Bert King
John Baskcomb as Mayor
George Roubicek as German Radio Operator
Scott Fredericks as Nazi Photographer
Ingo Mogendorf as Nazi Pilot
Franz Van Norde as Nazi Co-Pilot
John Henderson as Radio Shop Assistant
Harriet Rhys as Girl in Bank
Dervis Ward as AA Man
Robert Raglan as Insp. Hardcastle
John D. Collins as Naval Officer
Alan Haines as Marine Officer
Colin Bean as Pte. Sponge

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