Cinema: The Secret War of Harry Frigg

In this amiable little situation com edy, Paul Newman is Private No-Class Harry Frigg, who is so unskillful at concealing his contempt for the World War II brass that he is constantly being thrown into the stockade for insulting officers. But he is just as constantly escaping, which leads to the fulfillment of a dogface's daydream: instant promotion to two-star general.

The terms of the fantasy require that five funny brigadiers—two Americans, two British, one French—have been captured by the Italians in a Tunisian Turkish bath. They are incarcerated in a luxurious villa, where the commandant is a former hotel manager and...

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