DVD365.net
I Was Monty's Double (1958) artwork

I Was Monty's Double (1958)

Friday 3rd May 2019

Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, StudioCanal is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored version of the classic British war film, I Was Monty's Double, on 10th June 2019.
John Mills, M.E. Clifton James, Leslie Phillips, Cecil Parker, Michael Hordern, Patrick Holt, Patrick Allen, Sidney James
John Guillerman
Maxwell Setton
StudioCanal
1 hour 41 minutes
10/06/2019

StudioCanal is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored version of the classic British war film, I Was Monty's Double, on 10th June 2019.

Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, director John Guillermin's (The Towering Inferno, Death on the Nile) moving story based on true events and originally released in 1958 will be available to own on DVD, Digital Download and, for the very first time, on Blu-Ray, looking better than ever as part of the Vintage Classics collection.

Starring John Mills (Hobson's Choice, Ice Cold in Alex), Cecil Parker (The Lady Vanishes, The Ladykillers) and, in a stroke of casting genius, ME Clifton James (Blanche Fury, To Tell the Truth) playing himself, the new release comes complete with a host of extras material. The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.

I Was Monty's Double is the incredible and true story of how, during World War Two in the lead-up to D-Day, an out of work actor was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery as a decoy to mislead the Germans. With D-Day fast approaching, British officers Major Harvey (John Mills) and Colonel E.F. Logan (Cecil Parker) plot to give the Germans misinformation about their military strategy.

When Harvey spots an actor (M. E. Clifton-James), who bears a remarkable likeness to British military leader General Montgomery, he comes up with a plan to use him to impersonate the general in North Africa. Although 'Jimmy', as Harvey calls him, is initially doubtful he can carry off an impersonation of Montgomery convincingly, he nonetheless agrees and successfully draws German troops away from Normandy, becoming both a hero and a major military target.

But, with a team of German commandos being sent to kidnap 'Monty', has the plan worked a little too well?

  • New interview with author/historian Terry Crowdy
  • John Mills Home Movie footage
  • Monty's Double (1947)
  • Behind the Scenes stills gallery

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Four years after South Korea's total decimation in Train To Busan, the zombie outbreak thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, the next nail-biting chapter in the post-apocalyptic world Train to ...Read more
Gangs of London artwork

Gangs of London

DVDBDTVBoxset
30/07/2020
Released on DVD and Blu-ray 27th July 2020 from Dazzler Media, created by visionary award-winning filmmaker of The Raid, Gangs of London takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart ...
Elizabeth is Missing artwork

Elizabeth is Missing

DVDTV
05/08/2020
Dark Waters artwork

Dark Waters

DVDDIGITAL
03/12/2020
Billy Connolly's Great ... artwork
The Ladykillers artwork

The Ladykillers

UHDBD
23/11/2020
Proxima artwork

Proxima

DVDBD
06/11/2020
Bull S4 artwork

Bull S4

DVDTVBoxset
05/01/2021
Season Four of Bull, released on DVD 15th February 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment, returns a few months after the bombshell revelation that Dr. Jason Bull is expecting a child with his ex-wife ...
Possessor artwork

Possessor

DVDBD
30/11/2020
 Intergalactic Adventures of ... artwork
Death in Paradise S10 artwork

Death in Paradise S10

DVDTVBoxset
07/01/2021
The Broken Hearts Gallery artwork

The Broken Hearts Gallery

DVDDIGITAL
07/01/2021
Blindspot S5 artwork

Blindspot S5

DVDTVBoxset
13/01/2021

Prometheus

Features04/12/2020

Sir Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre - having helmed Alien, a groundbreaking mix of science fiction and horror, followed by Blade Runner, one of the most revered and influential genre films of our time - offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares and much, much more, in ...

Bedazzled

Review03/09/2016

Elliot is a genuine and eager to please nice guy who sells his soul for seven wishes in order to capture the love of his life.

Source Code

Features04/12/2020

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into ...
"With every new day, there's fresh hope."
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Batman: Death in the Family

BDDIGITAL26/10/2020496

A Suitable Boy

DVDTV26/10/2020484

District 9

UHD19/10/2020274

V for Vendetta

UHD02/11/2020252

A Suitable Boy

DVDTV26/10/2020484

Blue Bloods: Season 10

DVDTVBoxset19/10/2020232

Normal People

DVDTV02/11/2020222

Killing Eve: Season 3

DVDTV02/11/2020182

Radioactive

DVDNOTES24/04/2020143

Fantasy Island

DVDBDNOTES14/02/202084

The Broken Hearts Gallery

DVDDIGITALNOTES18/01/202130

Possessor

DVDBDNOTES08/02/202124

Jarhead

DVD
13/01/2021

Becky

DVDDIGITAL
08/01/2021

Trickster S1

DVDBDTV
04/01/2021
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill