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Time Out says
Wartime tensions between working class Lt-Col Mills and aristocratic Capt Mason rumble on into peacetime and the South Seas, bringing further clashes between go-getting upstart and dissolute old money in this uneven mix of character study and situation comedy. Good roles for both the stars (Mills gets the tougher assignment, Mason the usual), but even co-writer Geoffrey Cotterell seemed at a loss in transferring the flavour of his original novel to the big screen. Lots of effort, but it doesn't really come off. First feature (for Rank) of the Canadian-born TV director Ted Kotcheff.