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Carry on Sergeant (1958)

 -  Comedy | War  -  August 1958 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Barker ...
Captain Potts
Dora Bryan ...
Bill Owen ...
Corporal Bill Copping
Charles Hawtrey ...
Peter Golightly
Horace Strong
Kenneth Williams ...
James Bailey
Terence Longdon ...
Norman Rossington ...
Gerald Campion ...
Hattie Jacques ...
Captain Clark
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Gun Sergeant
Arnold Diamond ...
Fifth Specialist
Gordon Tanner ...
First Specialist


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. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <>

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Gang up again on the laughs in Carry on Sergeant See more »


Comedy | War


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August 1958 (UK)  »

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Carry on Sergeant  »

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£73,000 (estimated)


£500,000 (UK)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Terence Skelton was cast as a recruit but dropped out before filming. See more »


When Sgt Grimshawe throws the rifle to Strong, during Bayonet drill, the rifle is caught by Strong the opposite way around. See more »


Captain Potts: Who are you?
Miles Heywood: 4277298 Private Heywood, M, sir.
Captain Potts: Heywood? Ever heard of General Heywood?
Miles Heywood: My father, sir.
Captain Potts: Really? Read Admiral Heywood?
Miles Heywood: My grandfather, sir.
Captain Potts: Air Commodore Heywood?
Miles Heywood: My uncle, sir.
Captain Potts: Ah! Quick test. What's the first thing that comes into your head?
Miles Heywood: Women, sir.
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As you were, sergeant
25 May 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I have liked this movie since I was at least eight and that's been twelve years and still I like it. As a kid I liked most of the Carry On films but now have become browned off by the majority except for Sergeant. Sergeant is a heart-warming tale featuring William Hartnell -the first Doctor Who and with excellent bit roles such as in The Yangste Incident and his last platoon. It features some of the well known Carry On faces such as Terry Scott and Kenneth Connor who is my favourite in this one as Private Strong. Excellent lines that still make me laugh and scenes that do likewise. Also starring the late great legend that was Bob Monkhouse. This is in my opinion the greatest of the Carry On movies and right up there with comedies of the time such as Doctor in the House, Wrong Arm of the Law and The League of Gentlemen.

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