Invasion Quartet

Invasion Quartet
Directed byJay Lewis
Written byJack Trevor Story
John Briley
Norman Collins (story)
Produced byRonald Kinnoch
StarringBill Travers
Spike Milligan
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Gerald Moss
Edited byErnest Walter
Music byRon Goodwin
Distributed byMetro Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
September 1961
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Invasion Quartet is a 1961 British World War II comedy-drama film 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 abscond from 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]

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  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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