Approved | | Drama, War
In 1944, at a POW camp in Germany the Allied prisoners use a dummy prop named Albert to fool the German guards and escape.
After the German guard orders Texas to take off his chronometer watch and Texas flatly refuses, the guard walks off, defeated, towards the camp brass band which is playing the William Tell overture. Suddenly the three trombonists stand up and blare out the first line of Colonel Bogey (to which the words "Hitler has only got one ball" were commonly sung during the war) as a taunt to the guard.
Nice work Geoff. After the war, you come to Hollywood. We've got just the job for you - making stars look like people.
Tex says he is in the US Navy Air Force, there wasn't such an outfit. If he as an aviator in the US Navy, he would have said US Navy.
Closing credits epilogue: 'ALBERT' was re-created for the screen by John Worsley