The War Collection: Volume 2

  |  Buy to Own: 06/11/2006
  |  310 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Trio of classic war films. 'I Was Monty's Double' (1958) is based on a true story documented in the book by ME Clifton-James. In an effort to confuse the Nazis during the Second World War, an actor (played by ME Clifton-James himself) is forced to play Montgomery, and is strategically positioned to cover the real man's tracks. John Mills stars in 'Ice Cold in Alex' (1958), which takes place after the fall of Tobruk in World War II. Two English Army officers and two nurses drive an ambulance through occupied North Africa to Alexandria. They pick up a South African officer and more than once avoid capture and death whilst crossing the German lines and minefields laid on the way. However, as the South African officer begins to undermine their confidence, they come to suspect him of being a German spy. The wartime thriller 'Went the Day Well?' (1942) is based on a short story by Graham Greene. During the Second World War, a platoon of German paratroopers infiltrate and take command of an English village disguised as British troops. The locals' attempts at resistance are hampered by a degree of collaboration with the enemy.