What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

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In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.


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  • James Coburn and Giovanna Ralli in What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
  • Dick Shawn in What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
  • Giovanna Ralli and Dick Shawn in What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
  • James Coburn and Dick Shawn in What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
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14 March 2002 | broosr
Fun Blake Edwards war flick
The Sixties produced a slew of funny war comedies demonstrating that WWII was basically good fun for all concerned, rather than being peopled with the kind of angst-filled, hand-wringing adolescents you see nowadays in movies like Memphis Belle and Saving Private Ryan. Edwards would go on to fantastic success with the Pink Panther series and writer Blatty is notable for his later work, The Exorcist. Edwards draws on a solid cast, including veterans Carroll O'Connor, Harry Morgan and Aldo Ray, without whom no war movie is complete. Italian star Fantoni turns in a meatball performance as Oppo but Dick Shawn steals the show with the best role of his career. Although a little slow in spots, Blake Edwards nonetheless gets where he's going and the result is a fine, though underrated, entry in the genre. The interactions between Shawn and Fantoni are worth the price of admission alone.

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Release Date:

11 November 1966

Language

English, German, Italian


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Lake Sherwood, California, USA

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

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