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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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Eric Barker ...
Captain Potts
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Norah
Bill Owen ...
Corporal Bill Copping
Charles Hawtrey ...
Peter Golightly
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Horace Strong
Kenneth Williams ...
James Bailey
Terence Longdon ...
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Gerald Campion ...
Hattie Jacques ...
Captain Clark
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Gun Sergeant
Arnold Diamond ...
Fifth Specialist
Gordon Tanner ...
First Specialist
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Storyline

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 <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Such carryings-on in this man's Army! See more »

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Comedy | War

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

August 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Kopf hoch, Brust raus!  »

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Budget:

£73,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£500,000 (UK)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When written, the sergeant's name is shown to be Grimshawe - except on the training results board in Captain Potts' office, where it is Grimshaw. See more »

Quotes

James Bailey: [During bayonet practice:] Don't you think this is a trifle out of date in a world bristling with H-Bombs, Sergeant?
[Golightly charges, only to get caught up in the hanging sack]
Sgt. Grimshawe: Private Bailey, in answer to your question, I'd back him against the H-Bomb any day!
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Followed by Carry on Cabby (1963) See more »

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First and one of the best
12 February 2002 | by (Beckenham, England) – See all my reviews

This is the first of the fantastic Carry On series and one of the best. Whilst many of the regular faces we came to love (Simms, James, Dale, Bresslaw, Butterworth and Windsor) are missing those which do show up are hilariously funny. This is arguably Williams's best performance and Hawtry is also hilarious. Kenneth Connor is also superb and you forget the likes of Shirley Eaton and bob Monkhouse weren't Carry On regulars as they fit in so well. It is easy to see why it spawned so many sequels and even 44 years after it's initial release it still remains very funny indeed.


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