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Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Pitkin takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero

  • Original title: The Square Peg
  • Release date: Dec. 4, 1958
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: War, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Producers: The Rank Organisation


Norman Wisdom Photo
Norman Wisdom

Norman Pitkin / General Schreiber

Edward Chapman Photo
Edward Chapman

Mr Grimsdale

Honor Blackman Photo
Honor Blackman

Lesley Cartland

Campbell Singer Photo
Campbell Singer

Sergeant Loder

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