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"The Secret War of Harry Frigg" has great horse sense!
on March 12, 1999
Leonard Maltin, I like to read your books and I value your opinions but you're way off on this one! I am a rather obscure film critic from around the Pittsburgh area and the first tim I saw "Secret War", I was very pleased with its sarcastic atmosphere and its blend of military humor and 60's comedy. Don't trust Maltin with this one! He was way off! It concerns a rather simple escape artist private officer (Paul Newman) who is promoted to Major General overnight(!!) because he is hired to rescue five Allied generals from an Italian villa during WWII. In the process, he falls for a beautiful Italian Contessa who stays neutral when she finds out what Harry is trying to pull off and he sort of makes the villa into a sort of home. The Germans take charge over Italy (Italy and Germany were allies) and take Harry, the five gererals, and the Italian captive (Vito Scotti) as their prisoners as Harry contemplates how to get them out of this rut. Take my word for it. If you are looking for a good time, try this. You're in for a good time if you see this!