I Was Monty's Double

Released in America under the marvellous title of Heaven, Hell and Hoboken, I Was Monty's Double is a low-budget tour de force. Based on real events - an actor (James, who really was used as a double for General Montgomery during the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II) is hired to impersonate Monty and so confuse the Germans by popping up in odd places - the film neatly uses the elevation of a nobody to honoured hero to question the notions of heroism that so many British war movies unquestioningly supported. Highly enjoyable.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Guillermin
Screenwriter: Bryan Forbes
Cast: John Mills
Cecil Parker
ME Clifton James
Marius Goring
Michael Hordern
Leslie Phillips
Patrick Allen
Bryan Forbes
Victor Maddern
John Le Mesurier
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