The Secret War of Harry Frigg
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The Secret War of Harry Frigg
This World War II comedy finds Harry Frigg (Paul Newman) as the unwilling volunteer slated to rescue five generals from the clutches of the Germans and Italians. Frigg would rather spend his time goofing off than fighting the war, but his superiors make him a fake general and pack him off to retrieve the top brass. He has a romantic interest in the Countess (Sylva Koscina), an Italian beauty who helps Harry locate the missing officers. Tom Bosley, Andrew Duggan, Charles D. Gray, Jacques Roux and John Williams are the five generals who carry most of the comedy. Normal Fell and Buck Henry excel… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strong story premise, excellent supporting cast and generally good dialog work to smooth over sometimes static direction and sluggish pacing."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Although Newman's performance here is unquestionably of the hit-and-miss variety, he does manage to generate more than a few laughs with his glib delivery of some very funny lines."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I've seen lousy movies before, but never one that seemed ashamed of itself. At times the actors seem to be in pain, and the movie itself is down-at-the-mouth and desperately boring."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Paul Newman is miscast in this potentially funny farce, which doesn't live up to its gimmicky title."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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