The Goose Steps Out. William Potts (Will Hay). Copyright: Ealing Studios / Studio Canal.

The Goose Steps Out

1942 British comedy film about a bumbling British spy in Nazi Germany. Stars Will Hay, Frank Pettingell, Julien Mitchell, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Croft and others.

The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary Edition

The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary Edition

Comedy legend Will Hay stars as William Potts, a hapless, clumsy schoolteacher, who just happens to be an identical body double for a notorious German Nazi general. When the army is made aware of this uncanny resemblance to the German, who they are currently holding prisoner, they decide to drop the reluctant Mr. Potts behind enemy lines. His deadly mission is to find and retrieve information on a secret weapon that the Germans are planning to use.

But whilst impersonating the Nazi general, William Potts manages to infiltrate the college of Hitler Youth. He also manages to make a big impression on the students who are being trained as spies and are learning how to fit into British society. Luckily Mr. Potts is at hand to give them lots of handy hints in honour of the war effort.

First released: Monday 15th May 2017

Extras

New interview with Will Hay biographer, Graham Rinaldi
Go To Blazes - Comic wartime information film about dealing with incendiary devices
BBC Radio 3's The Essay: British Film Comedians - Will Hay audio featurette by Simon Heffer

  • Distributor: StudioCanal
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 72

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  • Distributor: StudioCanal
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 75

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