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Suggestions for WW2 comedy movies?

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Suggestions for WW2 comedy movies?
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, March 23, 2015 11:39 PM

I watched quite a few a while ago but can't remember the titles. I do remember " 'alo 'alo", it was quite funny. Any other suggestions?

Thanks...

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Posted by Raualduke on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:19 AM

Not exactly WWII ,but no time for sergeants is one of my favorites.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:07 AM

Kelly's Heroes

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Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:20 AM

Catch 22 comes to mind as well.  As Tojo mentioned above, "Kelly' s Heroes" has got to be at the top of my list though.

It's sort of a mish-mash of several war genres but "Top Secret" might also qualify.

There's also "Mister Roberts".

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:30 AM

I was thinking the other day 'Fifty Shades of Olive Drab' would make a great name for a movie...Stick out tongue

Yeah, 'Kelly's Heroes' is a classic. 

'Operation Petticoat' and 'Father Goose' are pretty good too. That's all I can think of off the top my head though. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:15 AM
Being a huge Abbott & Costello fan, here are a few:

Abbott & Costello Buck Privates

Abbott & Costello Buck Privates Come Home

Abbott & Costello In the Navy

Abbott & Costello Keep'em Flying

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:19 AM

TV series   McHale's Navy

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:48 AM

TV series   Hogan's Heroes

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:09 AM

Biloxi Blues is another great one

 

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Posted by BLACKSMITHN on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:43 AM

To Be or Not to Be-- Jack Benny

I Was a Male War Bride-- Cary Grant

The Secret of Santa Vittoria-- Anthony Quinn  (full disclosure-- I've only read the book, which was highly amusing, but I haven't seen the movie)

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Posted by Raualduke on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:15 PM

Forgot all about catch22 ,good cal echolmberg

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:50 PM
Operation Petticoat comes to mind...

 

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Posted by Mij on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:01 PM

1942

On the bench

1:48 Testors SPAD XIII

1:48 Revell P-47D Razorback

1:48 Hasegawa Bf 109E Galland

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Posted by pordoi on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:15 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

TV series   Hogan's Heroes

Big Smile

But then again, I know NUT-ZINK!!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:16 PM

1941

 Bruce

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:19 PM

Mister Roberts, I haven't seen that one in a long time.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:20 PM

Don, you type with an accent?????

Any of the Three Stooges shorts from that era....

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:24 PM

"M.A.S.H."     Oops, wrong war- but it was a hilarious movie which started the whole TV series.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:01 PM

echolmberg

It's sort of a mish-mash of several war genres but "Top Secret" might also qualify.

"We found your friend..impaled on zis device"

"What...fake...dog doo"?

Classic!!!

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Posted by echolmberg on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:37 AM

stikpusher

Biloxi Blues is another great one

Ha-ha-ha!  I loved that movie!

"Ho what?"

"Ho nothing!  Just plain ho."

Did you know that "latrine" is from the French?  LOL!  Christopher Walken was the best part of the movie.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 1:08 PM

"Pick a volunteer Jerome"

 

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Posted by echolmberg on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:26 PM

I'm sitting here at my desk at work just laughing.  All I can hear is Walken's voice in my head.

You must have been in the FIRST world war!

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Posted by elass0wyp0 on Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:17 PM

Danger 5  it's a TV show, 2 seasons on netflix

...and as always find and kill Hitler.

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Posted by Armyguy on Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:30 PM

There were a couple  of Bill Mauldin's Willy and Joe movies. I cant remember their titles.

 But  Biloxi Blues is right up there.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:04 AM

I'll toss in a 50's movie 'Hitler: Dead or Alive' which I think was also released under the name 'Cowboy Commandos' (not sure if it's the same film though). Not sure if it was supposed to be a comedy though, it's so gawd-awful insane it's hard to tell.

A tycoon puts out a million dollar bounty on Hitler and three gangsters show up to collect it. It leads to this insane plan to parachute into occupied Europe and 'whack' him. It's one of those movies where you don't need to speak German to pass yourself off as Wehrmacht officers- just speak English with a really bad German accent.

Highlights include one of the gangsters asking if there's a bonus for knocking off Mussolini since 'we'll already be over there'. And the ending- which I have to give away - where they shave off Hitler's mustache and the Gestapo not recognizing their own leader gun him down in the street.   Indifferent   

Edit: Now that I think about it I believe the movie was actually made in the late's 30's before the US entered the war.

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Posted by Tucohoward on Friday, March 27, 2015 11:43 AM

How about "Situation Hopeless...But Not Serious".

Jay

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 27, 2015 3:02 PM

Pretty sure Jerry Lewis had at least one movie in this genre, question is would it be funny enough to qualify?

There was the  old TV series The Phil Silvers Show, which lasted four seasons.   The main character Sgt. Bilko, was remade into a recent movie starring Steve Martin - but wiki rates it a failure at the box office.

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Jack

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Posted by Raualduke on Friday, March 27, 2015 4:00 PM

Just remembered inglorious bastards, which I consider a comedy.brad Pitt was hilarious

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 27, 2015 5:55 PM

While not exactly a war comedy, "A League of Their Own" combines many of the elements... WWII home front USA, many light hearted comedic moments, etc. Yeah it's a sports movie, but with war elements and a lot of humor too...

 

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Posted by armornut on Friday, March 27, 2015 6:08 PM

I thought the  Great Escape was kinda comical, "back in the hole Fritz?" Got a real chuckle how main character poked fun at the Germans, just forgot actors name was it Paul Newman or Peter Fonda?

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