PG | | Comedy, War, Drama
Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go A.W.O.L. and invade occupied France on their own.
The closing prologue states: "King and Cuthbertson never saw each other again. Sergeant Peter King was transferred to active service where he won the M.C. He was awarded the D.S.O. in Korea and finally promoted to Major. He retired to New Zealand and died in a motoring accident in 1962. Private Leslie Cuthbertson was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and also survived the war. In 1967, he was made Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He died in 1995."
Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson:
We're out of petrol.
Sgt. Peter King: Cop hold of that oar Cuthbertson.
Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson: We're not going to row are we?
Sgt. Peter King: No. We're going to knit a jumper. It'll give you an appetite.
The British locomotive seen taking the two men to Plymouth (preserved West Country Class - Blackmore Vale) was not built until 1946.
$10,672 28 March 2004