While Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) lacks in experience, he's desperately trying to make up for in enthusiasm. And when he's ordered to build a cricket playing field in the wastelands of North Africa - 100 miles behind enemy lines - he's determined to succeed... even if it kills most of his men. Abandoned by his superiors, betrayed by his inferiors and finally captured by Nazis, it may take more than his unrelenting optimism to win the day... like some hilariously good luck!
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Norwegian, Swedish
English Hard of Hearing
Animated Genesis (1952, 22 mins) and A Short Vision (1956, 7 mins): stylish, striking outstanding anti-war animations
Head Rag Hop (1970, 3 mins): bold jazz-soundtracked Pop-art abstraction
Plod (1971, 21 mins): long thought lost, this absurdist anti-authoritarian fusion of poetry and pop music was shot on the streets of Liverpool, and stars supreme sound-satirists The Scaffold Trailers from Hell: Allan Arkush on THE KNACK... and how to get it (1965/2014, 4 mins) and John Landis on The Bed Sitting Room (1969/2014, 4 mins)
Richard Lester in Conversation with Steven Soderbergh (1999, 88 mins, audio only): the director discusses his career in an interview recorded at the NFT
Feature Commentary by Richard Lester authority Neil Sinyard