Which Way To The Front?

Trivia: The movie was not very popular in the US since it dealt with WWII and Nazis in a very unconventional way (for Americans), but it did enjoy great popularity in Europe.

Trivia: The assassination attempt on Hitler obviously originates from the historical attempt from July 20, 1944, by Oberst von Stauffenberg, as it should have been under "ideal" conditions - except that the bombing occurred in Hitler's command center the "Wolfsschanze," in East Prussia.

Trivia: The Dock Master in the film was played by Joe Besser, the last "Curly" of the Three Stooges.


Trivia: The character of Kesselring is based on Field Marshall Albert Kesselring (Smiling Albert) the commander of the German troops in Italy during World War 2.


Trivia: The Lieutenant Levitch character is a reference to Jerry Lewis' actual family name, Levitch. Jerry Lewis' birth name was Joseph Levitch.


Factual error: Due to paranoid fear of sabotage, all Japanese Americans were interred in camps along the west coast during WW2. So it would have been MOST unlikely for Yamashita (especially considering his military background) to simply walk about freely and to have work as a gardener.

More mistakes in Which Way To The Front?

Adolf Hitler: Did you know that last year more people died from cigarette smoking than from bombings?
Brendan Byers III: What will you do about that, Führer?
Adolf Hitler: Increase the bombings.

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