Egocentric ham actor Joseph Tura is persuaded to impersonate both Professor Alexander Siletsky and Gestapo officer Colonel Ehrhardt after exiled pilot Lt. Stanislav Sobinski enlists the help of Tura's vivacious wife Maria to prevent a plot to compromise the Polish underground.
A masterpiece satire around the Second World War is more likely to be appreciated now after some distance.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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