What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)




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This WW II era comedy follows the attempts of a band of American soldiers to convince a small Sicilian town to surrender. Unfortunately, the townsfolk are too fired up about an upcoming soccer tournament and their wine festival to pay them much heed.

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James Coburn
as Lt. Christian
Dick Shawn
as Capt. Lionel Cash
Aldo Ray
as Rizzo
Leon Askin
as Kastorp
Rico Cattani
as Benedetto
Kurt Kreuger
as German Captain
Vito Scotti
as Federico
Johnny Seven
as Vittorio
Art Lewis
as Pfc. Needleman
William Bryant
as Capt. Minow
Phil Garris
as Italian Soldier
Herb Ellis
as Sgt. Lumpe
Ken Wales
as Blair
Rex Morhan
as American General
Carl Ekberg
as Adolf Hitler
Karla Most
as Italian Girl
Ivana Kislinger
as Italian Girl
Mina Darno
as Madame
Herb Andreas
as German Lieutenant
Horst Graf
as German Officer
Vincent Barbi
as Italian Soldier
Ken Del Conte
as American GI #2
Joe Lo Presti
as Italian Soldier
Benito Prezia
as Italian Soldier
Cosimo Renna
as Italian Soldier
Kelly Johnson
as American GI #4
Neil Rosso
as Italian Soldier
Philip Garris
as Italian Soldier
Mario Cimino
as Italian Villager
James Lanphier
as Italian Villager
Jerry Martin
as Italian Villager
Joe Polina
as Italian Villager
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Critic Reviews for What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? carries an engaging title but after dreaming it up the writers promptly forgot all about it and launched into a thinly-devised comedy without much substance.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

It is held together by terrific performances, Philip Lathrop's exquisite, pastel-shaded photography, and Blake Edwards' instinct for composition and design, let loose in some pleasantly fantastical images.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you might be inclined to take offense at what is callous bad taste in parodying something that was serious, after all, stay away. This only goes to show it's getting tougher all the time to make a marriage of war and farce.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

Edwards has never been accused of tastefulness; this 1966 effort is typically unrestrained and raucous.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Colorful as a carnival, crazy as a comic opera, this yarn about some GIs in World War II provokes more laughter than a wild party with every guest a comedian.

June 26, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a well-honed farce that gave Edwards and his cast a solid framework in which to improvise, which they did to superlative effect.

April 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?


Silly farce is loaded with talent and a jovial mood.

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