The Secret War of Harry Frigg
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 29, 1968
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Variety Staff

Strong story premise, excellent supporting cast and generally good dialog work to smooth over sometimes static direction and sluggish pacing.

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TV Guide

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy

Paul Newman is miscast in this potentially funny farce, which doesn't live up to its gimmicky title.

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