What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

119 mins | Comedy | 1966

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Photog eff
Photog eff
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Unit mgr
SOURCES
SONGS
"In the Arms of Love," words and music by Henry Mancini, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1966
Premiere Information:
Boston opening: 29 June 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch-Geoffrey Productions
Copyright Date:
29 June 1966
Copyright Number:
LP32949
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
119
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the World War II Allied invasion of Sicily, a battle-weary American company is assigned to capture a small village. Led by Captain Cash, a "by-the-book" West Point graduate, the company finds that its advance is interrupting a soccer game. The Americans have long been expected, however, and Captain Oppo, the Italian officer responsible for the village, explains that he is perfectly willing to surrender--with honor. In other words, the soccer game must be allowed to finish and the annual wine festival must be held before the town will yield to the occupying forces. Captain Cash has some misgivings about the unorthodox arrangement, but his second in command, Lieutenant Christian, persuades him to acquiesce. Italians and Americans join for an all-day, all-night orgy of drunken revelry and lovemaking. Reconnaissance planes from both U. S. and German headquarters mistake the frolicking in the streets for resistance fighting, and the Nazis decide to aid their Italian allies. When they arrive, however, they find the American flag unfurled above the village and American soldiers, in all manner of dress including German uniforms, holding the town. U. S. forces also arrive to rescue what they believe to be a battalion of battle-fatigued GI's; but by popping in and out of the catacombs under the town, Cash's company captures the whole of the German unit. A victory celebration is in ... +


In the World War II Allied invasion of Sicily, a battle-weary American company is assigned to capture a small village. Led by Captain Cash, a "by-the-book" West Point graduate, the company finds that its advance is interrupting a soccer game. The Americans have long been expected, however, and Captain Oppo, the Italian officer responsible for the village, explains that he is perfectly willing to surrender--with honor. In other words, the soccer game must be allowed to finish and the annual wine festival must be held before the town will yield to the occupying forces. Captain Cash has some misgivings about the unorthodox arrangement, but his second in command, Lieutenant Christian, persuades him to acquiesce. Italians and Americans join for an all-day, all-night orgy of drunken revelry and lovemaking. Reconnaissance planes from both U. S. and German headquarters mistake the frolicking in the streets for resistance fighting, and the Nazis decide to aid their Italian allies. When they arrive, however, they find the American flag unfurled above the village and American soldiers, in all manner of dress including German uniforms, holding the town. U. S. forces also arrive to rescue what they believe to be a battalion of battle-fatigued GI's; but by popping in and out of the catacombs under the town, Cash's company captures the whole of the German unit. A victory celebration is in order. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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