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The Goose Steps Out (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | August 1942 (UK)
A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German general. He is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college.

Directors:

Basil Dearden, Will Hay

Writers:

Bernard Miles (based on an idea by), Reg Groves (based on an idea by) (as Reg. Groves) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Will Hay ... William Potts / Muller
Charles Hawtrey ... Max
Peter Croft Peter Croft ... Hans
Barry Morse ... Kurt
Peter Ustinov ... Krauss
Anne Firth Anne Firth ... Lena
Frank Pettingell ... Prof. Hoffman
Leslie Harcourt Leslie Harcourt ... Vogel
Julien Mitchell Julien Mitchell ... Gen. Von Goltz
Jeremy Hawk ... A.D.C.
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Schmidt
Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu ... Rector
John Williams ... Maj. Bishop
Lawrence O'Madden Lawrence O'Madden ... Col. Truscott
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A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German general. He is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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hitlerjugend | spy | world war two | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Pokes Fun at the Hun!

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dumme som gæs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fourth and final appearance of Charles Hawtry in a Will Hay comedy. See more »

Goofs

Trains supposedly running in Germany are shown on the left rail track. Rail traffic in Germany has been strictly "right handed" since the 19th century. See more »

Quotes

William Potts: It's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me Goebbels.
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Reference to Casablanca
30 June 2008 | by bernie-81See all my reviews

A great British comedy ...

One of my favourites ...

The great Will Hay ...

Fantastic anti-Nazi propaganda achieved by outrageous satire!!

"Im England you must remember to forget your gas mask!!"

Has anyone spotted what I take to be a the reference to 'Casablanca' in the opening scene/sequence...the airport/plane/fog etc???

Even the plane seems a similar type having twin fins on the tailplane.

I think Casablanca was made a couple of years earlier so if I'm right someone had a very keen eye and respect for that great movie!!

Lovers of art-deco interiors will love the laboratory scenes!


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