Rather a funny and light tale with a great leading actor in Paul Newman who didn't do enough comedies in my opinion. Secret War of Harry Frigg tells the tale of five one-star WWII Generals captured and imprisoned in an Italian villa that is more five star hotel than stockade. All have escape on the mind, but as they're all of equal rank, so they govern by committee and no one will vote for an escape plan other than his own. Private Frigg is quickly promoted to Major General and sent in to be captured and break the other Generals out. Of course, living the life of luxury is too good to leave, so their escape is delayed, until on the night the plan is to take place, Italy surrenders, and the Germans take command and bring our troop to a their POW camp.
Fairly clever dialogue, with decent performances and delivery. A mix of McHale's Navy, Hogan's Heroes and The Great Escape.