Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, romance
Director: Richard Lester
Writer: George MacDonald Fraser, George MacDonald Fraser, Thomas Hughes
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed, Tom Bell
Countries: United Kingdom, United States
Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) of the British Army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montez (Florinda Bolkan), Harry is recruited against his will by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) to substitute for a look-a-like Prussian Prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for Harry and the Prince.