Dad's Army


1h 35m 1971

Brief Synopsis

Film of the BBC TV series "Dad's Army". Shows how the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard (affectionately known as the Dad's Army) were formed. Characters include Mainwaring the bank manager, Fraser the undertaker and Jones the butcher. Mainwaring and company save the day when a crew of a German aircraft take the vicar and villagers hostage in the church.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1971
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Film of the BBC TV series "Dad's Army". Shows how the Walmington-On-Sea Home Guard (affectionately known as the Dad's Army) were formed. Characters include Mainwaring the bank manager, Fraser the undertaker and Jones the butcher. Mainwaring and company save the day when a crew of a German aircraft take the vicar and villagers hostage in the church.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1971
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

One thing, Jones. I don't think you should hav added the bicarbonate of soda.
- Cpt. George Mainwaring
Frazer, get behind him.
- Cpt. George Mainwaring
And I will get his gun.
- Sgt. Arthur Wilson
And I will take my bayonet, and stick it up his...
- L. Cpl. Jack Jones
Halt!
- German #1
I think they've rumbled us.
- Sgt. Arthur Wilson
Did you know that German's gun was empty, sir?
- Sgt. Arthur Wilson
As a matter of fact, Wilson, so was mine!
- Cpt. George Mainwaring

Trivia

Arthur Lowe had a clause written into his contract which stated that he would never appear without his trousers on. This is why Sgt. Wilson is leading the platoon during the platoon's changeover march (when the platoon change from civvies to uniform via their long-johns) instead of Captain Mainwaring. (Incidentally, this is also the reason why Jones gets the grenade down the trousers in the U Boat crew episode - it was originally going to be Captain Mainwaring).

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1971

Released in United States 1971