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Very Important Person (1962)





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Very Important Person is an amusing British comedy set in a German POW camp during World War II. Sir Ernest Pease (James Robertson Justice) is a self-important professor with a bloated ego and a lightning put-down. When he is flown over Germany disguised as a navy officer to check out the effectiveness of one of his radar inventions, his plane is shot down and he lands in the POW camp. All sorts of misunderstandings arise, since the other prisoners suspect him of being a spy. In the meantime, there are the expected clashes of wit between the British prisoners and their dour German captors and the inevitable camp-organized concert. In the midst of these activities, the professor is challenged to find a way to escape. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Leslie Phillips
as Jimmy Cooper
Stanley Baxter
as Everett/Maj. Stampfel
Eric Sykes
as Willoughby
Godfrey Winn
as Himself an Interviewer
Joan Haythorne
as Miss Rogers
John Forrest
as Grassy Green
Jeremy Lloyd
as "Bonzo" Baines
John Ringham
as Plum Pouding
Norman Bird
as Travers
Vincent Ball
as Higgins
Brian Oulton
as Scientist
James Robertson Justice
as Sir Ernest Pease
Heidi Erich
as German Fraus
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What's really wrong isn't so much the film's tastelessness as its general lack of talent for comedy: a depressingly national lack, in film circles.

July 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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