The Two Colonels

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, War

During World War II Toto is an Italian colonel who leads an invasion of the small town of Montegreco. This Greek-Albanian border town is quite indifferent to Toto and the town's British invader Pidgeon, for between the two, Montegreco has been invaded 31 times. The townspeople openly fraternize with both sides, caring little which side wins the war. Pidgeon...read more

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During World War II Toto is an Italian colonel who leads an invasion of the small town of Montegreco. This Greek-Albanian border town is quite indifferent to Toto and the town's British invader Pidgeon, for between the two, Montegreco has been invaded 31 times. The townspeople openly

fraternize with both sides, caring little which side wins the war. Pidgeon goes to fetch his pipe, forgotten at a local tavern on a previous invasion. The Italians are now occupying the area and hold him prisoner, but he's easily retrieved by his forces. All it takes is two prisoners and two cases

of whiskey. Next the British capture Toto, but he escapes with Pidgeon's help. When Nazis attack the Greek border, Bartrop orders this little town destroyed. Toto has the German officer arrested, but the SS captures him and decides he should be executed. Leave it to his friend Pidgeon to save

Toto, and soon the opposing forces have united to fight a common enemy. The comedy in this war spoof is light and unaffected. Unfortunately the direction and script are not and rely on stereotypes and obvious humor to make their points. The cast makes this film work, especially the fine leads of

Toto and Pidgeon. These two "best of enemies" have a genuine affection that works well, overcoming the production troubles.

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