I Was Monty's Double (1958)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], War Adventure  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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If official documentation didn't exist, we'd never believe a fantastic yarn like I Was Monty's Double. 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." Based on James' own written reminiscences, I Was Monty's Double was released in the U.S. under the baffling title Hell, Heaven or Hoboken!

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courage, danger, leader, politician, war, actor, army, Britain, disguise, espionage, forces [military], General, Germany, help, impersonation, intelligence [gov't], kidnapping, lookalike, Nazism, officer, personality, plans, rescue, return, safety, tourist, training, troops