You Must Be Joking!

You Must Be Joking!

Michael Winner (1965)

95min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
If you've ever wondered how Monty Python's "Upper-Class Twit of the Year" sketch would fare at feature length, this scattershot comedy from Michael Winner will give you a pretty good idea. The premise - give five soldiers various unlikely tasks to assess their initiative - is basically sound. The trouble is, there are too many different tests and the slapstick solutions to them soon try the patience. Denholm Elliott and Lionel Jeffries go flat out for laughs, but with a little more gag selectivity on the part of Winner, they would not have had to work quite so hard.

Summary

A mad psychologist trains five misfits in an attempt to create the perfect soldier. Comedy, with Lionel Jeffries and Terry-Thomas.

Cast & Crew

Actor Lionel Jeffries
Actor Terry-Thomas
Actor Denholm Elliott
Actor Michael Callan
Actor Bernard Cribbins
Director Michael Winner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy