The Secret War of Harry Frigg

The Secret War of Harry Frigg

Jack Smight (1967)

U Certificate


Our Score
Paul Newman was never fully convincing as a comedian, though he makes a fair stab at it here, as a deadbeat private whose one gift is the ability to escape from military prisons. Given the temporary rank of full general, he is sent to Italy to engineer the escape of five Allied generals, who are enjoying their imprisonment in a lavish villa owned by Countess Sylva Koscina. Written by Peter Stone - who wrote Charade - this is a generally jolly jape, lifted by some lovely turns from the supporting cast, notably John Williams as one of the two terribly English generals.



Cast & Crew

Harry Frigg Paul Newman
Countess di Montefiore Sylva Koscina
General Armstrong Andrew Duggan
General Pennypacker Tom Bosley
General Mayhew John Willams
General Cox-Roberts Charles Gray
Colonel Ferrucci Vito Scotti
Director Jack Smight
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd
Drama Comedy