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Enjoyable Gentle Comedy,
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In this enchantingly funny film Ian Carmichael plays the innocent accident prone university student who is conscripted in the army during WW2. Being a University Student he is automatically sent for officer training. Very quickly we find out that he's not officer material, & is sent back to the ranks. Here he meets up with Richard Attenborough (Private Cox) & learns every dodge in the book. Terry "You're an absolute Shower" Tomas plays the camp commander who catches them on one of their little dodges. Transfers them both to new divisions. Ian Carmichael has been sent to army intelligence to learn Japanese. He is then sent to Germany by his Officer Uncle. So again he's in a great comedy situation, a Japanese Interpreter in Germany. Again he meets up with Private Cox, & the scams begin again.
This is a gentle comedy that all the family can watch. There's no bad language or violence as such. It's the type of wet Sunday afternoon film that puts a smile back on your face.
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2013 16:16:49 BDT
From my understanding of the film, Carmichael plays a university undergraduate not a lecturer, as does his close friend and fellow conscript Peter Jones.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2013 10:35:09 BDT
Craig R. Hodge says:
of course you are correct & I've edited the review, many thanks
Posted on 21 Sep 2013 16:29:33 BDT
Douglas Wood says:
As far as I know, there is no such word as "interpretator".
Douglas Wood, Legal Interpreter (retd.).
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