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What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 31, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 424
Edwards has never been accused of tastefulness; this 1966 effort is typically unrestrained and raucous. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Cheerfully nihilistic WWII spoof
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jul 22, 2005
There's the odd smart individual gag, and the performances (especially Coburn and Shawn), are cheery enough, but the whole is an undisciplined, overstretched mess. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: C+ -- War as fun in this service comedy by director Blake Edwards. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 8, 2009
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? carries an engaging title but after dreaming it up the writers promptly forgot all about it and launched into a thinly-devised comedy without much substance. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
It is held together by terrific performances, Philip Lathrop's exquisite, pastel-shaded photography, and Blake Edwards' instinct for composition and design, let loose in some pleasantly fantastical images. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a well-honed farce that gave Edwards and his cast a solid framework in which to improvise, which they did to superlative effect. Full Review
The Dissolve
Apr 6, 2015

Product Description:

James Coburn stars as Lieutenant Christian in Blake Edwards's whimsical WWII comedy. In Sicily, Allied forces have begun the invasion of Italy. A war-weary company commanded by Captain Cash (Dick Shawn), a stickler for regulations, is assigned to occupy a small town being held by the Italian army. When they arrive during a soccer game, Italian commander Captain Oppo (Sergio Fantoni) requests that the Americans not take take the town until after the soccer game and an important wine festival have concluded in order to preserve their honor. The wily Christian persuades Cash to agree. The Americans and Italians happily join forces for an all-day, all-night bacchanal of wine, women, and song. However, their partying is observed by U.S. and German reconaissance planes who mistake the revelry for streetfighting, and they quickly decide to come to the aid of their respective allies. When the Germans arrive, they find drunken G.I.s in both American and German uniforms and, despite the confusion, begin to round them up. When a fresh American unit arrives, things start to get really interesting.

Plot Synopsis:

A group of frustrated American soldiers tries to convice an Italian city to surrender to the Germans, but the local wine festival and other silly situations get in the way.


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  • UPC: 887090094306
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