Invasion Quartet

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Invasion Quartet
Directed by Jay Lewis
Produced by Ronald Kinnoch
Written by Jack Trevor Story
John Briley
Norman Collins (story)
Starring Bill Travers
Spike Milligan
Music by Ron Goodwin
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Gerald Moss
Edited by Ernest Walter
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
September 1961
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Invasion Quartet is a 1961 British World War II comedy/drama that was publicised as a parody of The Guns of Navarone.[1] It was directed by Jay Lewis and starred Bill Travers and Spike Milligan.


Two wounded officers, one British and one French are deemed unfit and surplus to requirements. They leave their hospital and together with an explosives expert suffering from mental illness and a Colonel thought too old to serve in the Army make their way to France to destroy a long range German artillery piece.

The plot has similarities to the exploits of Commando Sgt Peter King and Pte Leslie Cuthbertson.



According to MGM records, the film made a loss of $119,000.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Weiler, A. H. New York Times film review 11 December 1961
  2. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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