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      The Secret War of Harry Frigg

      Released Feb 29, 1968 1h 50m Comedy List
      40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 46% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The Army sends a wise-guy private (Paul Newman) to free five Allied generals from an Italian countess's (Sylva Koscina) villa. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker What is Paul Newman doing in The Secret War of Harry Frigg? Jul 14, 2022 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Strong story premise, excellent supporting cast and generally good dialog work to smooth over sometimes static direction and sluggish pacing. Jun 17, 2008 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times I've seen lousy movies before, but never one that seemed ashamed of itself. At times the actors seem to be in pain, and the movie itself is down-at-the-mouth and desperately boring. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Paul Newman is miscast in this potentially funny farce, which doesn't live up to its gimmicky title. Rated: C Jul 29, 2009 Full Review TV Guide Although Newman's performance here is unquestionably of the hit-and-miss variety, he does manage to generate more than a few laughs with his glib delivery of some very funny lines. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 17, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Steve D An absolute blast. Newman is great. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved this movie. Paul Newman was great and a great supporting cast. Right down to Opie Cunningham's dad! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this film. One of my favorites from Paul Newman. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member If you're a Paul Newman fan you would enjoy this funny,quirky, Shtick comedy. =) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this light hearted war film. It's a pretty basic story line but one that works rather well. I don't think even one person gets killed, which is rather unusual but kinda sets the tone. There are no messages about the horror or senselessness of war, it's not even an anti war film. In the same vain as Kelly's Heroes then I suppose but more family orientated. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I think a lot of 'respectable' critics shit on this movie too heavily. Because of that I was excepting the worse. Don't believe the bad press. Their self righteous asses don't know what the fuck their talking about. The Secret War of Harry Figg makes for great low demand Sunday afternoon viewing especially if you're a fan (& completest) of Paul Newman plus a very likable cast that includes the likes of Tom Bosley & Charles Gray. Yes it's all highly improbable but this is supposed to be a light comedy so don't take it so goddamn seriously. I think that it's very sly & likeable making a rather long running time skip along. Sure it's not a classic in any sense of the word but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. Get the fuck over yourselves & watch it w/ some beer & popcorn Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The Army sends a wise-guy private (Paul Newman) to free five Allied generals from an Italian countess's (Sylva Koscina) villa.
      Director
      Jack Smight
      Producer
      Leo L. Fuchs
      Screenwriter
      Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Albion Film Corp.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 29, 1968, Original
      Runtime
      1h 50m