I Was Monty’s Double (1958)

John Guillermin directs M.E. Clifton, John Mills and Cecil Parker in this WWII true story about a struggling actor given the mission of impersonating Field Marshal Montgomery to distract to the dastardly Bosch.

M.E. Clifton plays himself – a former actor, working in the Army pay office who is enlisted into performing as a lookalike diversion for one the Allied’s key military figures. It is jolly little tale, full of pluck and patriotism. Perfect for teatime viewing. It only really sparks into something a bit more cinematically daring when embellishing the facts. A quite exciting kidnapping attempt is utter hokum but caps the rather talky adventure off on an action high.

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My Top 10 WWII War Movies

1. Dunkirk (2017)
2. The Great Escape (1963)
3. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

4. The Thin Red Line (1998)
5. The Big Red One (1980)
6. The 49th Parallel (1941)
7. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
8. Went the Day Well? (1942)
9. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
10. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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