Rent Dad's Army: The Movie (1971)

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1h 31min
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Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) and his men create comedy mayhem when they go on manoeuvres with other military companies under the eye of a real Major-General. The result is disaster after disaster. After the shambles of manoeuvres, the Walmington-On-Sea defenders return home just as a German scout plane crashes near their town. It's crew captures the Church Hall and holds the Vicar and Major as hostages. The Major-General sends for the Army, the Army sends for the Navy, the Navy sends for the Marines, the Marines call in the police, and the police call the fire brigade.
While this is going on, the irrepressible irregulars of 'Dad's Army' hilariously demonstrate that they really can do the job they were organised for...
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John R. Sloan
Voiced By:
Alvar Liddell
Jimmy Perry, David Croft
Columbia Tristar
Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
British WWII Films: The Home Front and Europe, Drama Films & TV, Films & TV by topic, From Small Screen to Silver Screen: Films Based on TV, Top 10 Camping Films, Top Films
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Run Time:
91 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Release Date:
Run Time:
95 minutes
English LPCM Mono
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • British Pathe Home Guard Newsreels
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Go see - Dad's Army: The Movie review by BE

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A delightful British comedy, devoid of expletives and a joy to watch. Simple story line held together by excellent acting by the numerous celebrity cast list. Michael Gambon, Toby Jones and Bill Nighy can do no wrong. Catherine Zeta Jones has also matured into a lovely actress, excelling with tongue in cheek scenarios. I had never watched the tv series of Dad's Army so was not acquainted with the characters. This is a stand alone movie anyway.

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Classic Sitcom. - Dad's Army: The Movie review by Steve

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This big screen version of the legendary BBC sitcom does little to tweak the formula, and is all the better for that. Most of the situations are repeated from the series, and they are still funny. And best of all, the incredible all-time-great tv comedy cast is all present. Their roles are mere caricatures, but the brilliant actors made them all national treasures.

My personal favourite is John Le Mesurier as the effete and ever-so-reasonable Sergeant Wilson. The few alterations are all fine. There is a different location used for Walmington-on-Sea, but it still conveys the impression of an idealised English village. Liz Fraser steps in to play Wilson's lady friend, but she is actually perfect.

It's an origins story of how the Walmington Home Guard came together under the bumptious leadership of Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe). And spread chaos over their corner of the south coast. Until, inevitably they prove themselves against the enemy. Creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and the incredible cast had already made three series, and were well drilled... ...

Even if the Home Guard wasn't. By 1971, the British film industry was in decline. Big screen spin offs from tv series were money makers, if unambitious. It was a chance to see popular favourites in widescreen with much bigger budgets. Dad's Army is easily the best of these. Not because of these production values, but because its characters and the ensemble cast are immortal.

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