You are viewing a film from our 2008 Festival programme
Friday 11th April 6:00 PM - Alhambra
Cert:U Year: 1969 Length:102mins
Oliver Reed plays a zoo-keeping prisoner of war charged with looking after Lucy the elephant when she has to be moved, owing to the small matter of the Second World War going on all around them, from Berlin to Innsbruck. 'Hannibal Brooks, like Lucy, has a kind of slow, tranquillized dignity and a disarming desire to please.' (Vincent Canby, New York Times) Long before Porridge or Auf Wiedersehn Pet, the venerable writing team of Clement and La Frenais penned this quirky and funny romp.
Michael Winner’s own print
“A novel and picturesque take on the traditional escape-based war movie.”
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