Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: L/Cpl. Jones (Clive Dunn), Sgt. Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Pte. Pike (Ian Lavender), Pte. Frazer (John Laurie), Pte. Walker (James Beck), Capt. Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Pte. Godfrey (Arnold Ridley). Copyright: Norcon Productions.

Dad's Army (1971)

1971 British comedy film based on the sitcom. Stars Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, James Beck and others.

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: L/Cpl. Jones (Clive Dunn), Pte. Frazer (John Laurie), Capt. Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Sgt. Wilson (John Le Mesurier). Copyright: Norcon Productions.

Dad's Army

Feature-length film version of the classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit of a small seaside town

Genre
Film
Released
1971
Creator
Jimmy Perry
Starring
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie, James Beck, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, Liz Fraser and others
Writers
Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Director
Norman Cohen
Producer
John R. Sloan

Based on the long-running sitcom of the same name, the film version of Dad's Army tells the story of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard - a branch of the volunteer army made out of ordinary men who are not part of the regular armed forces.

The platoon are lead by pompous bank manager George Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), with his chief clerk, Arthur Wilson (John Le Mesurier) as his second-in-command, and local butcher and old warhorse, Jack Jones (Clive Dunn) as third-in-command.

Alongside them are young and naive Private Pike (Ian Lavender), black-market spiv Private Walker (James Beck), pessimistic Scot Private Frazer (John Laurie) and elderly and frail Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley).

The film follows the platoon from their humble beginnings through their formation and development into a "formidable" fighting unit, trying to take on everything that comes their way - not always successfully!

Production Details

Tagline
At last! Their epic story invades the Big Screen!
Part of

Dad's Army

UK certificate
U
Duration
95 minutes
Release date
Friday 12th March 1971
Production company
Also known as
  • Dad's Army: The Movie
Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by Wilfred Burns. Who Do You Think You're Kidding, Mr. Hitler written by Jimmy Perry and composed by Jimmy Perry and Derek Taverner.
Laugh track
None

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Last repeat
Monday 31st December 2018 at 4:40pm on Gold

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