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A fair stab at yet another World War II comedy, this film by Michael Relph features the humorous antics of an ENSA troupe (the British equivalent of the American USO) and an absurd involvement with an army major (Alfred Marks) that leads to the capture of a German commanding officer (Marius Goring). The troupe of entertainers includes a pair of seasoned crooners, a level-headed piano player, a leader who seems to fail equally well at comedy and singing, his wife, and a few others. This disparate group gets mixed up in the Brit Major's agenda and precipitates a series of unexpected circumstances that somehow lead everyone to bumble through to ultimate triumph. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Alfred Marks
as Maj. Poskett
Sidney James
as Bert Bennett
Dora Bryan
as Gay
Dick Bentley
as Gavin O'Toole
Reginald Beckwith
as Fred
Irene Handl
as Miss Patch
Kenneth Fortescue
as Lt. Peter Ribstone
Liz Fraser
as Edie
Marius Goring
as German Major
Anthony Bushell
as Plunkett
George Rose
as Popados
Alan Tilvern
as German Captain
Philo Hauser
as Franz
John Le Mesurier
as Staff Colonel
Nigel Davenport
Joan Benham
as Una


Michael Relph
Basil Dearden
Ken Hodges
Philip Green
Composer (Music Score)
Reginald Beck