I Was Monty's Double 1958

(US title: Hell, Heaven or Hoboken)

 

Directors: John Guillermin

 

Writers: Bryan ForbesM.E. Clifton James

Rôle: Karl Nielson

Release Date: 16 October 1958

Synopsis: During World War II, a British actor (M.E. Clifton James playing himself) impersonates Field Marshal Montgomery in order to confuse German intelligence.

 

Comment: Marius plays a German agent, Karl Nielson, living on Gibraltar, whom Major Harvey (John Mills), Colonel Logan (Cecil Parker) and M.E. Clifton James deliberately give misinformation to in order to confirm how effective the plan is working.

Trivia: The screenplay omits David Niven's part in the real operation. It was he, working for the Army's film unit as a Lieutenant Colonel, who first made contact with M.E. Clifton James. His role is taken in this movie by Major Harvey (John Mills).

Availability: Blu Ray (StudioCanal) Release Date: 10 June 2019.

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I Was Monty's Double review in The Tatler 29 October 1958
I Was Monty's Double review in the Sleaford Gazette 26 June 1959
I Was Monty's Double review in the Cheshire Observer 3 January 1959
I Was Monty's Double review in The Times 22 October 1958
I Was Monty's Double review in the Leicester Evening Mail 18 October 1958