I Was Monty's Double

If official documentation didn't exist, we'd never believe a fantastic yarn like this. Actor M.E. Clifton James plays himself, a British stock-company actor who becomes an unsung hero during World War II. It seems that James, serving his country as a junior officer, is the exact double of General Montgomery. Major John Mills trains James to impersonate Montgomery to the last detail, then sends the actor on a tour of North Africa, the better to divert the German's attentions away from the real 'Monty'.

Year: 1958
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, True Stories
Country: UK
Director: John Guillermin
Starring: Clifton James, John Mills, Cecil Parker, Marius Goring, John Le Mesurier
Duration: 96 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: War



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