Approved | | Comedy, War
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.
This film requires Dick Shawn, at one point, to disguise himself as a woman. This is therefore an early example of director Blake Edwards's great interest in gender-confusion issues, also demonstrated in such later Edwards films as "Gunn", "Revenge of the Pink Panther", "Victor/Victoria" and "Switch".
Leave me alone! I'm only a kid!
When Major Pott looks out of the man hole cover just before the tank passes over him, his shirt is light tan. Next shot when he is in the catacombs again, his shirt is brown.
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