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Danny Kaye headlines this lively WW II-era comedy. He plays a foot soldier who with his fellow troop is preparing for D-day. Trouble begins when he is caught pretending to be the most important generals in England, a man he closely resembles. The two look so much alike that military intelligence assign him to keep on impersonating the general so as to keep the Nazis on their toes. He is good at his job and fools many of the general's staff. He does not, however, fool the general's estranged wife. Still in order to protect her country, she goes along with the ruse. Things get really sticky when the real general is killed and Army intelligence asks Kaye to continue with the deception. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Danny Kaye
as Private First Class Ernie Williams
Dana Wynter
as Margaret Mackenzie Smith
Margaret Rutherford
as Lady Vivian
Diana Dors
as Sgt. Bridget Stanhope
Allan Cuthbertson
as Capt. Patterson
Gregory Walcott
as Col. Rock Houston
Jesse White
as Cpl. Joseph Praeger
Rudolph Anders
as Oberkommandant
Edgar Barrier
as Blankmeister
Bobby Watson
as Adolf Hitler
Rex Evans
as Gen. Carelton Browne-Wiffingham
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Col. Somerset
Pamela Light


Melville Shavelson
Jack Rose
Jack Rose
Melville Shavelson
Geoffrey Unsworth
Harry Stradling
Leith Stevens
Musical Direction/Supervision
Leith Stevens
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Arthur Lonergan
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
John P. Fulton
Special Effects
Farciot Edouart
Special Effects
Wally Westmore