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The Best of Enemies (1962)

The Best of Enemies (1962)

The Best of Enemies





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This lighthearted wartime comedy finds Royal Air Force Major Richardson and his sidekick Burke lost in the Ethiopian desert after their reconnaissance plane crashes. They are captured by an Italian Army unit headed by Major Blasi. Blasi agrees to let the captives go in exchange for safe passage.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Luciano Vincenzoni, Age, Furio Scarpelli, Jack Pulman
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures


David Niven
as Maj. Richardson
Alberto Sordi
as Capt. Blasi
Amadeo Nazzari
as Maj. Fornari
Michael Wilding
as Lt. Burke
Amedeo Nazzari
as Major Fornari
Harry Andrews
as Capt. Rootes
Noel Harrison
as Lt. Hilary
Ronald Fraser
as Cpl. Prefect
Bernard Cribbins
as Pvt. Tanner
Duncan Macrae
as Sgt. Trevethan
Robert Desmond
as Pvt. Slinger
Kenneth Fortescue
as Lt. Tomlinson
Michael Trubshawe
as Col. Brownlow
David Opatoshu
as Capt. Bernasconi
Aldo Giuffre
as Sgt. Todini
Pietro Marascalchi
as Cpl. Bortolini
Tiberio Mitri
as Cpl. Moccia
Bruno Cattaneo
as Pvt. Mattone
Pippo Fazio
as Sgt. Spadoni
Allesandro Ninchi
as Sub. Lt. Del Pra
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Great fun for a war movie. Interaction between David Niven and Alberto Sordi is a comical clash of cultures/enemies

Mike Chouinard

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