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Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 12 December 1958 (Ireland)
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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Norah
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Corporal Bill Copping
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Peter Golightly
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Horace Strong
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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 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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Comedy | War

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12 December 1958 (Ireland)  »

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Ist ja irre - Kopf hoch, Brust raus!  »

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£73,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Gordon Tanner replaced another actor who pulled out. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Potts: Your rank?
James Bailey: Well, that's a matter of opinion.
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Followed by Carry on Teacher (1959) See more »

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The first Salvo from the Carry on Cannon
22 April 2004 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

Great film and a good start to the most successful and longest lived film comedy series in history. Unlike the later films this film and all Carry On's till about 1965/66 relied less on the trademark bawdy humour but on comedy scenario, which in someways makes the early Carry on's more endearing than their successors. Kenneth Connor as Hypocondriac Horace Strong is gut-wrenchingly funny. Other regulars also make their Carry On debuts in this first movie such as Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey and Terry Scott, (Although 10 years would elapse before Scott would make his next Carry On appearance). The early films had their own set of regulars, and Eric Barker, Bill Owen, (Yes THE Bill Owen), and Terence Longden, would make regular appearences thoughout these formative years. The Romantic Leads were played by The late, great Bob Monkhouse, (Yes! THE Bob Monkhouse), and Shirley Eaton, (Yes! Goldfinger's Shirley Eaton), and it's a shame that Bob Monkhouse never made another Carry on movie, but he decided to become a household name on British TV as Mr Gameshow himself. The Title role is wonderfully played by William Hartnell (Yes! Dr Who William Hartnell). Watch this movie it's funny as hell.


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