REEL 13
Classics

How I Won the War

Air Date: Saturday August 27, 2011 at 9pm on THIRTEEN

This absurdist comedy focuses on the misadventures of a fictional regiment of British soldiers, commanded by the inept Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody (Michael Crawford), during WWII. How I Won the War (1967) follows soldiers in the unit such as Musketeer Gripweed (John Lennon) as Goodbody’s blunders lead to their gradual demise.

Directed by Richard Lester, based on a novel by Patrick Ryan.


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