Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall

Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall is a 1973 film adaptation of the first volume of Spike Milligan's autobiography. It stars Jim Dale as the young Terence "Spike" Milligan, while Milligan himself plays the part of his father, Leo. Dale was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for his performance.


Aspiring jazz musician Terence "Spike" Milligan reluctantly obeys his call-up and joins the Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill-on-Sea, where he begins training to take part in World War II. But along the way Spike and his friends get involved in many amusing - and some not-so amusing - scrapes.


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    director Norman Cohen
    editor Tony Lenny
    events World War II
    genre comedy
    keywords bexhill-on-sea jazz musician train
    musicBy Wilfred Burns
    producer Greg Smith Norman Cohen
    productionCompany Associated London Scripts
    publisher United Artists
    theme war