Very Important Person

Very Important Person

Director: Ken Annakin Cast: Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes

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Overview

Very Important Person is an amusing British comedy set in a German POW camp during World War II. Sir Ernest Pease (James Robertson Justice) is a self-important professor with a bloated ego and a lightning put-down. When he is flown over Germany disguised as a navy officer to check out the effectiveness of one of his radar inventions, his plane is shot down and he lands in the POW camp. All sorts of misunderstandings arise, since the other prisoners suspect him of being a spy. In the meantime, there are the expected clashes of wit between the British prisoners and their dour German captors and the inevitable camp-organized concert. In the midst of these activities, the professor is challenged to find a way to escape.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2008
UPC: 0018619525548
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Jef Films
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 67,228

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Phillips Jimmy Cooper
Stanley Baxter Everett/Maj. Stampfel
Eric Sykes Willoughby
Richard Wattis Woodcock
Godfrey Winn Himself, an Interviewer
Colin Gordon Briggs
Joan Haythorne Miss Rogers
John Forrest Grassy Green
Jeremy Lloyd "Bonzo" Baines
Peter Myers Shaw
John Ringham Plum Pouding
John Le Mesurier Piggott
Norman Bird Travers
Vincent Ball Higgins
Ed Devereaux Webber
Ronald Leigh-Hunt Clynes
Nancy Nevinson Actor
Brian Oulton Scientist
James Robertson Justice Sir Ernest Pease
Ronnie Stevens Hankley
Heidi Erich German Fraus
Jean Cadell Actor
Joseph Furst Actor
Mark Hardy Actor
Frederick Piper Actor
Steve Plytas Actor
John Huson Actor
Norman Shelley Actor
Lesley Allen Actor

Technical Credits
Ken Annakin Director
Morris Angel Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry E. Blyth Screenwriter
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Alan Maley Set Decoration/Design
Vi Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
Reg Owen Score Composer
Leslie Parkyn Producer
Harry Pottle Art Director
Ralph Sheldon Editor
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer
Julian Wintle Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- VIP: Very Important Person
1. Memory [7:38]
2. Sucked Out [6:35]
3. P.O.W. [9:59]
4. Hut 15 [6:52]
5. Tunnel [8:41]
6. Truth [6:17]
7. Planning [8:58]
8. Rehearsal [8:33]
9. Preparations [6:20]
10. Visitor [6:19]
11. Escape [13:30]
12. Reunion [4:09]

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