One of the great comedies of all time!
In this military comedy, Maj. Richardson (David Niven) and Lt. Burke (Michael Wilding) are two British soldiers on a recognizance mission over Ethiopia in 1941 when their plane crashes in the desert.
Meet the craziest pair of soldiers ever to play at war! - they're both prisoners - but who captured whom?
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writers: Suso Cecchi d'Amico (screenplay), Agenore Incrocci (screenplay)
Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Maj. Richardson
Alberto Sordi ... Capt. Blasi
Michael Wilding ... Lieutenant Burke
Harry Andrews ... Captain Rootes
Noel Harrison ... Lieutenant Hilary
Ronald Fraser ... Perfect
Bernard Cribbins ... Colonel Brownlow
Duncan Macrae ... Sergeant Trevethan
Robert Desmond ... Private Singer
Kenneth Fortescue ... Lieutenant Thomlinson
Michael Trubshawe ... Colonel Brownhow
David Opatoshu ... Bernasconi
Amedeo Nazzari ... Major Fornari
Aldo Giuffrè ... Sergeant Todini
Pietro Marascalchi ... Corporal Bortolini
Release Date:6 August 1962 (USA)