Operation Snatch

Keep Films (1962)
Comedy, War
UK | English | Black/White | 1h 27min

Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale is slipping, he hatches a plan to go behind the German lines to "kidnap" a new ape for his charges to lift their spirits before the Germans find out about their condition and use it as propaganda.

Cast View all

Terry-Thomas Lt. 'Piggy' Wigg
George Sanders Maj. Hobson
Lionel Jeffries Evans
Jocelyn Lane Bianca Tabori
Mark Eden Mosquito Pilot
Mario Fabrizi Tall Man
John Gabriel Maj. Frink
Gerard Heinz Col. Waldock
Bernard Hunter Capt. Baker
Dinsdale Landen Capt. Wellington
Howard H. Lang P.T. Sergeant
Angus Lennie Vic
Jeremy Lloyd Capt. James
John Meillon Medical Officer
Warren Mitchell Contact Man

Crew View all

Director Robert Day
Writer John Warren, Alan Hackney, Len Heath, Paul Mills
Producer Jules Buck, Peter O'Toole
Photography Geoffrey Faithfull
Musician Ken Jones