| Drama, History, War
During World War II, a British actor impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence.
The U.S. release title, "Hell, Heaven, or Hoboken", is an American slogan of World War I, attributed to General John J. Pershing. The city in New Jersey was the main point of departure and return for U.S. Expeditionary Forces, and the point of the phrase was that by Christmas 1917 the soldiers would either be dead or have returned in triumph. It is of course hardly relevant to a movie about a senior British Army officer of World War II. U.S. distributors were perhaps aware that Bernard L. Montgomery's personal popularity was not high Stateside. A 1984 New York Times article about him was called "The Ally We Loved To Hate".
Who do you think you are?
Major Harvey: Yes, who do you think you are? Monty?
Gibraltar is seen to have prominent fluorescent lighting strung across the street. This wouldn't have existed at the time of the action.
Opening credits prologue: THE SOUTH COAST, ENGLAND. SPRING 1944