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Barbara Bel Geddes,
American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel's plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day.Written by
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Admittedly, I am a big Danny Kaye fan, and I've been fortunate enough to have seen this film several times on late night TV. If you like Danny Kaye, this film and "The Court Jester" would both be must sees. Dana Winter, who plays the role of Col. Mckenzie's wife, is perfect for her role in "On the Double", and the rest of the supporting cast is excellent as well. Kaye is at his best, and you will never hear the phrase "the usual" again without thinking of this film. The party scene where Kaye attempts to perform a Highland fling is outstanding. Kaye is multi-talented, and this film shows that very well. Wish it was available for purchase, either on DVD or video. If anyone knows of how to obtain an copy of this film, please let me know.
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