Cinema: War Is Heh-Heh-Hell

Everybody Go Home is an Italian comedy that says war is heh-heh-hell.

The story begins in September 1943, one of the less humorous months in Italian history. On Sept. 3, the Allies cross from Sicily; on Sept. 8, the Badoglio government surrenders; on Sept. 10, the Germans start to take over; on Sept. 12, Mussolini escapes and sets up as a German puppet. Like most of his countrymen Lieut. Alberto Innocenzi (Alberto Sordi) gets dizzy on the seesaw of events.

"Fight!" cries Mussolini. "Surrender!' says Badoglio. The lieutenant wants to do his duty, but what is his duty? Which is his lawful commander-in-chief...

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