Rent The Goose Steps Out (1942)

3.5 of 5 from 65 ratings
1h 12min
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Synopsis:
Comedy legend Will Hay stars as William Potts, a hapless, clumsy schoolteacher who just happens to be an identical body double for a notorious German Nazi general. When the army are made aware of this uncanny resemblance to the German, who they are currently bolding prisoner, they decide to drop the reluctant Mr Potts behind enemy lines. His deadly missions is to find and retrieve information on secret weapon that the Germans are planning to use. But whilst impersonating the Nazi general William Potts manages to infiltrate the collage of Hitler Youth. He also manages to make a big impression on the students who are being trained as spies and are learning how to fit into British society.
Luckily Mr. Potts is at hand to give them lots of handy hints in honour of the war effort!
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Directors:
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Producers:
Michael Balcon
Writers:
Bernard Miles, Reg Groves
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/05/2017
Run Time:
72 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Graham Rinaldi
  • Go to Blazes - Will Hay short
  • BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Film Comedians - Will Hay Audio Featurette by Simon Heffer
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/05/2017
Run Time:
75 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Graham Rinaldi
  • Go to Blazes - Will Hay Short
  • BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Film Comedians - Will Hay Audio Featurette by Simon Heffer

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Reviews (2) of The Goose Steps Out

Parts of The Goose - The Goose Steps Out review by CM

Spoiler Alert
17/05/2014

We like a lot of the old, clumsy, slapstick British comedies, but this version of 'The Goose' had been edited, with many of the best bits missing (teaching the German lads English pronunciation & idiom), so lacked flow & many gags.

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Now uncut - The Goose Steps Out review by LC

Spoiler Alert
04/03/2021

In light of the previous review, it appears that this film has since been reissued - certainly the blu ray I received appeared to be uncut. The film itself is a solid comedy, with both Will Hay and a young Charles Hawtrey putting in good turns (also keep an eye out for an uncredited cameo from future Dr Who William Hartnell). If there is a criticism, it's that towards the latter half it turns more into slapstick action routines which, whilst still amusing, seem slightly generic, so it loses a bit of the character of being specifically a Will Hay film.

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