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The Secret War of Harry Frigg Details


This World War II comedy finds Harry Frigg (Paul Newman) as the unwilling volunteer slated to rescue five generals from the clutches of the Germans and Italians. Frigg would rather spend his time goofing off than fighting the war, but his superiors make him a fake general and pack him off to retrieve the top brass. He has a romantic interest in the Countess (Sylva Koscina), an Italian beauty who helps Harry locate the missing officers. Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, Charles D. Gray, Jacques Roux and John Williams are the five generals who carry most of the comedy. Normal Fell and Buck Henry excel in small roles as well. General Prentiss (James Gregory) is the brains behind the plan that finds the frustrated Frigg rise to the occasion when he reluctantly accepts his assignment. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Paul Newman
as Harry Frigg
Sylva Koscina
as Countess Di Montefiore
Tom Bosley
as Gen. Pennypacker
Andrew Duggan
as Gen. Armstrong
Werner Peters
as Maj. Von Steignitz
James Gregory
as Gen. Homer Prentiss
Charles Gray
as Gen. Cox-Roberts
Vito Scotti
as Col. Ferrucci
Jacques Roux
as Gen. Rochambeau
Johnny Haymer
as Sgt. Pozzallo
Norman Fell
as Capt. Stanley
Buck Henry
as Stockade Commandant
Fabrizio Mioni
as Lt. Rossano
Horst Ebersberg
as Lieutenant Gruber
George Ives
as Major
Fabrizio Mioni
as Lt. Rossano
Horst Ebersberg
as Lieutenant Gruber


Jack Smight
Peter Stone
Frank Tarloff
Russell Metty
Carlo Rustichelli
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Bumstead
Art Director
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
John P. Austin
Set Designer
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Ronald Pierce
Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Nelson
First Assistant Director
Bud Westmore