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Carry on Sergeant

Country: UK, Language: English, 84 mins

  • Director: Gerald Thomas
  • Writer: Norman Hudis; John Antrobus
  • Producer: Peter Rogers

CGiii Comment

The first 'Carry On' film...
 
This is not entirely played for laughs...an interesting, cross-class look at National Service.
 
Interesting to see how the idea evolved and deteriorated throughout the years.
 
Still, a thoroughly British institution.
 

Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it's up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.

Cast & Characters

William Hartnell as Sergeant Grimshawe;
Shirley Eaton as Mary Sage;
Eric Barker as Captain Potts;
Dora Bryan as Norah;
Bill Owen as Corporal Bill Copping;
Charles Hawtrey as Peter Golightly;
Kenneth Connor as Horace Strong;
Kenneth Williams as James Bailey;
Terence Longdon as Miles Heywood;
Norman Rossington as Herbert Brown;
Gerald Campion as Andy Calloway;
Hattie Jacques as Captain Clark;
Cyril Chamberlain as Gun Sergeant;
Arnold Diamond as Fifth Specialist;
Gordon Tanner as First Specialist