Adolf Hitler, My Part In His Downfall, 1973
Adapted from Spike Milligan’s best selling first volume of his war memoirs of the same title.
This 1973 big screen adaptation featured an all star cast including Milligan himself.
Regreatably it was not a critical success with many reviews saying “don’t compare it to the book.”
It’s London, 1940, and an aspiring jazz musician by the name of Terence “Spike” Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, where he begins training to take part in the War.
But along the way Spike and his friends get involved in many amusing – and some not-so amusing – scrapes.
Jim Dale – Terence “Spike” Milligan
Arthur Lowe – Major Drysdale
Bill Maynard – Sergeant Ellis
Tony Selby – Bill
Geoffrey Hughes – Larry
Spike Milligan – Spike’s Father
Pat Coombs – Spike’s Mother
Windsor Davies – Sergeant MacKay
Spike Milligan (original novel)
Johnny Byrne and Norman Cohen (screenplay)
Original Release Date: 27th April 1973