Dad's Army

  • U
  • Norman Cohen (1971)
  • UK
  • 90 min
Dad's Army
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Totalling 77 episodes and three Christmas specials during its nine-year run, Dad's Army remains one of the best loved of all British comedy series. As with so many other TV spin-offs, the producers couldn't resist the temptation of tinkering with the winning formula, and here we are treated to a Nazi invasion of Walmington-on-Sea that is somewhat at odds with the cosy incompetence that made the series so irresistible. Nevertheless, this is still great fun and it's always a pleasure to see such gifted character actors as Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier at work.

Plot Summary

Comedy adapted from the popular TV sitcom, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. In 1940, with a German invasion threatened, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea is in the hands of Captain Mainwaring, the bank manager, and a motley collection of townspeople who make up the Local Defence Volunteers.

Cast and crew


Captain Mainwaring
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson
John Le Mesurier
Corporal Jones
Clive Dunn
Private Frazer
John Laurie
Private Walker
James Beck
Private Godfrey
Arnold Ridley
Private Pike
Ian Lavender
Mrs Pike
Liz Fraser
General Fuller
Bernard Archard
Derek Newark
Bill Pertwee
Frank Williams
Edward Sinclair
Police sergeant
Anthony Sager
Mrs Hall
Pat Coombs


Norman Cohen

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U