Invasion Quartet

Invasion Quartet

Director: Jay Lewis, Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, John Le Mesurier

Cast: Jay Lewis, Bill Travers, Spike Milligan, John Le Mesurier

     
 
It's probably no surprise that Invasion Quartet has four leading actors; what might be surprising, especially to the unwary war-film fan, is that film is a comedy. British funster Spike Milligan joins the sobersided Bill Travers, John LeMesurier and Gregoire Aslan; the foursome are undercover agents, travelling by train behind Nazi lines. It's all part of a

Overview

It's probably no surprise that Invasion Quartet has four leading actors; what might be surprising, especially to the unwary war-film fan, is that film is a comedy. British funster Spike Milligan joins the sobersided Bill Travers, John LeMesurier and Gregoire Aslan; the foursome are undercover agents, travelling by train behind Nazi lines. It's all part of a plan to disarm a huge German gun that is aimed at the port of Dover. Just so the audience knows it's supposed to be laughing, the creators of Invasion Quartet pile joke upon joke by having the Nazis portrayed as bumbling buffoons. What works for Hogan's Heroes does not necessarily add to the effectiveness of Invasion Quartet.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2010
UPC:
0883316270813
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
53,268

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Travers Maj. Freddie Oppenheimer
Spike Milligan Lt. Godfrey Pringle
John Le Mesurier Colonel
Gregoire Aslan Maj. Pierre Debrie
Maurice Denham Dr. Barker
Millicent Martin Sister Kay Manning
Thorley Walters Lt. Cmdr. Cummings
Thelma Ruby Matron
Cyril Luckham Col. Harbottle
Alexander Archdale Brigadier
Bernard Hunter Coding Officer
John Wood Duty Officer
William Mervyn Naval Officer
Peter Swanwick German Gun Commander
Ernst Ulman German Sergeant
Eric Sykes German Band Conductor
Gerald Case Actor
John Crocker The Storeman
John Dunbar Medical Board Officer
David Lander Maquis Leader
Charles Brodie Maquis Deputy Leader

Technical Credits
Jay Lewis Director
John Briley Screenwriter
Geoffrey Faithfull Cinematographer
Ron Goodwin Score Composer
Jim Hydes Makeup
Ronald Kinnoch Producer
Gerald Moss Cinematographer
Elliot Scott Art Director
Jack Trevor Story Screenwriter
Ernest Walter Editor

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