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I Was Monty's Double (Hell, Heaven or Hoboken)

I Was Monty's Double (Hell, Heaven or Hoboken) (1958)


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Release Date: Oct 21, 1958 Wide



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If official documentation didn't exist, we'd never believe a fantastic yarn like I Was Monty's Double. Actor M.E. Clifton James plays himself, a British stock-company actor who becomes an unsung hero during World War II. It seems that James, serving his country as a junior officer, is the exact double of General Montgomery. Major John Mills trains James to impersonate Montgomery to the last detail, then sends the actor on a tour of North Africa, the better to divert the German's attentions away


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While he's hardly a dynamic presence in the film, [Meyrick Clifton] James offers a convincing self-portrait of a minor actor terrified at the scale of the role.

September 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
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I Was Monty's Double tells the true story of M.E. Clifton-James who actually stars as himself as well as General Montgomery as he did in real life. It seems a bit odd to say he played the role well, when in fact he is playing himself but he did. He is such a likable character, he makes the very likable story even more watchable. He is joined by some giant talent, John Mills and Cecil Parker being on fine form and there are loads of great cameos, Sid James, John Le Mesurier and Leslie Phillips among the best. With a cast like that and with such a great true WII story you can't go wrong. Saturday afternoon viewing at it's very best.
April 16, 2013

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