What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

James Coburn
Director: Blake Edwards Cast: James Coburn
James Coburn
, Dick Shawn
Dick Shawn
, Sergio Fantoni
Sergio Fantoni
Blake Edwards


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In this service comedy set during World War II, Capt. Cash (Dick Shawn) and Lt. Christian (James Coburn) are given orders to invade a small but strategically important village in Sicily. To their surprise, none of the natives offer the slightest resistance to the Americans taking over their town, who present only one stipulation -- the main event on the town's annual social calendar, a football match followed by a wine festival, is scheduled to happen in a few days. If the Americans would be kind enough to let them have their party, they'll hand over the town without a fight. Cash and Christian think that this plan sounds reasonable enough, and a few days later they and their men are drunkenly whooping it up with the townspeople when both German and U.S. surveillance planes spot the festivities. Thinking the wild party looks more like some sort of battle, both the Germans and Americans make plans to send in troops. Screenwriter William Peter Blatty would enjoy greater success a few years down the line with The Exorcist, a novel about a different sort of conflict.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
UPC: 0887090094306
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 21,617

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Coburn Lt. Christian
Dick Shawn Capt. Lionel Cash
Sergio Fantoni Capt. Oppo
Aldo Ray Sgt. Rizzo
Giovanna Ralli Gina Romano
Carroll O'Connor Gen. Bolt
Leon Askin Colonel Kastorp
Henry Rico Cattani Benedetto
Jay Novello Mayer Romano
Vito Scotti Federico
Johnny Seven Vittorio
Art Lewis Pfc. Needleman
William Bryant Capt. Minow
Robert Carricart Cook
Vincent Barbi Actor
Carl Ekberg Adolf Hitler
Sondra Farrell Actor
Phil Garris Italian Soldier
James Lanphier Actor
Karla Most Actor
Louise DeCarlo Actor
Emily LaRue Actor
Benito Prezia Actor
Harry Morgan Maj. Pott
Kurt Kreuger German Captain
Ralph Manza Waiter
Herb Ellis Sgt. Lumpe
Ken Wales PFC Blair
Ken DelConte American GI #2
Tom Hunter American GI #3
Kelly Johnson American GI #4
Jerry Martin Villager

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Original Story,Producer
Reg Allen Set Decoration/Design
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
William Peter Blatty Screenwriter
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Dick Crockett Associate Producer
Owen Crump Executive Producer
Ray Evans Songwriter
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Danny Lee Special Effects
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Maurice Richlin Original Story
Allan Snyder Makeup
Jack Stephens Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Winters Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
1. Chapter 1 [11:45]
2. Chapter 2 [12:36]
3. Chapter 3 [14:10]
4. Chapter 4 [14:54]
5. Chapter 5 [6:24]
6. Chapter 6 [5:27]
7. Chapter 7 [16:19]
8. Chapter 8 [17:24]
9. Chapter 9 [17:19]

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