The Secret War of Harry Frigg [DVD] [1968]

  • SKU: 25716345
  • Release Date: 09/02/2014
  • Rating: NR
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg
This World War II comedy finds Harry Frigg (Paul Newman) as the unwilling volunteer slated to rescue five generals from the clutches of the Germans and Italians. Frigg would rather spend his time goofing off than fighting the war, but his superiors make him a fake general and pack him off to retrieve the top brass. He has a romantic interest in the Countess (Sylva Koscina), an Italian beauty who helps Harry locate the missing officers. Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, Charles D. Gray, Jacques Roux and John Williams are the five generals who carry most of the comedy. Normal Fell and Buck Henry excel in small roles as well. General Prentiss (James Gregory) is the brains behind the plan that finds the frustrated Frigg rise to the occasion when he reluctantly accepts his assignment. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - Harry Frigg
  • Sylva Koscina
    Sylva Koscina - Countess Di Montefiore
  • Tom Bosley
    Tom Bosley - Gen. Pennypacker
  • Andrew Duggan
    Andrew Duggan - Gen. Armstrong
  • Werner Peters
    Werner Peters - Maj. Von Steignitz

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    The Secret War of Harry Frigg

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    When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Newman in lesser known film

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    WWII comedy with Newman as Private Frigg who connives his way through the war and romance.

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