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  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review
  • What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film review

1966

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966, United States)

Running time: 116 minutes

Categories: infantry filmsurban warfare films

Language: English


During Allied invasion of Sicily American unit arrives to a village of Valerno, where Italian captain doesn’t have problem with surrendering his forces, but he puts one condition...



While Allied forces are pushing through Sicily secluded village of Valerno is still in Italian hands and General Bolt wants to do something about it. He asks Captain Cash for his opinion, Cash is determined to attack immediately, but the only available unit is Company C that doesn’t have a commanding officer right now. General Bolt give Cash command of the company and orders him to take the village. Cash has very little experience in fight and his strictly-by-the-book approach doesn’t give his men much confidence. His second in command, Lieutenant Christian, tries to persuade Cash not to act to hasty, but Cash leads Company C into Valerno only to find the streets empty. While they check the village they find the Italian soldiers taking part in football game. Italian Captain Oppo greets Americans and seems to be happy to see them. He surrenders his forces, but puts one condition - that they will be allowed to stay in the village for the rest of the wine festival. Cash suspects this is some kind of trick, but under influence of Lieutenant Christian he agrees to give Italians one day to take part in the festival, after that they will surrender. But to avoid any problem from the superiors Christian advices him to send a message to HQ that resistance from enemy forces have postponed taking over the village. That message starts a chain of events that Christian did not expected.

Blake Edwards war comedy set in small Sicilian village during World War 2, where none of the soldiers is keen to fight, but each time they try to fix the situation they have started it turns against them and the escalation leads to unforeseen consequences. Of course, since this is comedy, it is far from being realistic or based on real events, but well developed script makes it one of the best war comedies.

Our rating

5.2 / 10

Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy factor

1 / 5



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