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I Was Monty's Double (1958)

I Was Monty's Double





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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 from the real "Monty." Based on James' own written reminiscences, I Was Monty's Double was released in the U.S. under the baffling title Hell, Heaven or Hoboken!more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bryan Forbes
In Theaters:
Associated British Picture Corporation


M.E. Clifton-James
as Himself/Field Marsha...
John Mills
as Major Harvey
Cecil Parker
as Col. Logan
Patrick Allen
as Col. Mathers
Patrick Holt
as Col. Dawson
Leslie Phillips
as Major Tennant
Michael Hordern
as Governor of Gibralta...
Anthony Sagar
as Guard Sergeant
John Gale
as Osborne
James Hayter
as Sgt. Adams
Sidney James
as Porter, YMCA
Michael Bird
as Publican
Brian Weske
as Dispatch Rider
Bill Nagy
as American Captain
Victor Maddern
as Orderly Sergeant
Alfie Bass
as Small Man
Ronald Wilson
as American Driver
David Browning
as Sergeant Driver
John Le Mesurier
as Adjutant R.A.P.C.
Walter Gotell
as German Colonel
MacDonald Parke
as American General
Marne Maitland
as Arab Proprietor
Vera Day
as Angela
Sam Kydd
as Go-Between
Allan Cuthbertson
as Guards Officer
Bryan Forbes
as Young Lt.
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 4, 2010
Turner Classic Movies Online

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