The Secret War of Harry Frigg

Directed by Jack Smight

Year: 1968
Running Time: 110
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg

Cast
Paul Newman
Sylva Koscina
Tom Bosley
Norman Fell
Buck Henry
Andrew Duggan
Charles Gray
John Williams
Vitto Scotti
James Gregory

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Directed by Jack Smight


From Jack Smight, the acclaimed director of Harper, Kaleidoscope, No Way to Treat a Lady and The Traveling Executioner, comes this wacky comedy starring screen legend Paul Newman (The Hustler, The Sting). The Secret War of Harry Frigg tells the story of a good-for-nothing goldbrick whose only talent is escaping from the Army stockade. Sent behind enemy lines to free five Allied generals held prisoner in an Italian villa, Harry Frigg (Newman), hardly the dedicated type, becomes sidetracked from his zany mission by a sexy Italian Contessa (Sylva Koscina, Hornets’ Nest, Lisa and the Devil). He finally uses his talent to escape, and his new rank of Major General to create havoc in this wild and brilliantly satirical tale of World War II. Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by the great Russell Metty (Spartacus) and featuring a hilarious supporting cast that includes Tom Bosley (Love with the Proper Stranger), Norman Fell (Charley Varrick) and Buck Henry (Old Boyfriends).

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