Dad's Army (1971)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Military Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 12, 1971 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

For fans of the British television series Dad's Army, this film is a bonanza. Including the entire cast from the television series, it is a comedy about the Walmington-on-Sea contingent of the Home Guard, set in 1940. These men are part-time soldiers, and their civilian situations often impinge on their defense duties, much to the exasperation of the (retired) regular military men in their group. Their mettle is tested when they must capture three German aviators who have parachuted into their midst. The Home Guard, or Local Defense Volunteers, consisted of people who, for a variety of reasons (usually age) were unable to serve in the regular military, and wanted to help with the war effort. At the time the Home Guard was formed, a German invasion was expected to occur almost any day.




military, capture, soldier, Nazi