A Very Important Person Poster

Release Date: 1961

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, British scientist Sir Ernest Pease (James Robertson Justice) is helping the Allies with his groundbreaking inventions, but a trial flight with his new radar system goes awry. Although he parachutes to safety, he does so over Germany and is promptly placed in a POW camp with other Brits. When they learn that Sir Ernest is a vital player in the war effort, they devise a daring escape plan that involves inmate Everett (Stanley Baxter) impersonating the camp's commandant.

Cast: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes, Richard Wattis, Godfrey Winn, Norman Bird, Jeremy Lloyd

Director: Ken Annakin

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Escape, Playful, Rescue, Rivalry, Amusing, 1940s, Madcap