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Carry on Sergeant
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Release Date:
August 1958 (UK) See more »
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It's an On-the-Ball Riot About an Off-Limits Romance See more »
Plot:
Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Hartnell ... Sergeant Grimshawe

Shirley Eaton ... Mary Sage
Eric Barker ... Captain Potts

Dora Bryan ... Norah
Bill Owen ... Corporal Bill Copping
Charles Hawtrey ... Peter Golightly

Kenneth Connor ... Horace Strong
Kenneth Williams ... James Bailey
Terence Longdon ... Miles Heywood

Norman Rossington ... Herbert Brown
Gerald Campion ... Andy Calloway
Hattie Jacques ... Captain Clark
Cyril Chamberlain ... Gun Sergeant
Arnold Diamond ... Fifth Specialist
Gordon Tanner ... First Specialist
Martin Boddey ... Sixth Specialist
Frank Forsyth ... Second Specialist
Ian Whittaker ... Medical Corporal
Basil Dignam ... Third Specialist
Anthony Sagar ... Stores Sergeant
John Gatrell ... Fourth Specialist
Alec Bregonzi ... First Storesman
Graham Stewart ... Second Storesman
Alexander Harris ... Third Storesman
Pat Feeney ... Fourth Storesman
Terry Scott ... Sergeant Paddy O'Brien
Edward Judd ... Fifth Storesman
John Mathews ... Sergeant Matthews (as John Matthews)
Ronald Clarke ... Sixth Storesman
Ed Devereaux ... Sergeant Russell (as Edward Devereaux)
David Williams ... Seventh Storesman
Leigh Madison ... Sheila

Bernard Kay ... Injured Recruit
Jack Smethurst ... First Recruit
Haydn Ward ... Eighth Recruit

Brian Jackson ... Second Recruit
Graydon Gould ... Ninth Recruit
Don McCorkindale ... Third Recruit
Jeremy Dempster ... Tenth Recruit
Leon Eagles ... Fourth Recruit
Terry Dickenson ... Eleventh Recruit
Malcolm Webster ... Fifth Recruit
Henry Livings ... Twelfth Recruit
Patrick Durkin ... Sixth Recruit
Derek Martinus ... Recruit
James Villiers ... Seventh Recruit
Michael Hunt ... Fourteenth Recruit
Bob Monkhouse ... Charlie Sage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivor Danvers ... Recruit (uncredited)
Helen Goss ... Mary's Mum (uncredited)
Norman Hartley ... Thirteenth recruit (uncredited)
Benny Lee ... Recruit (uncredited)
Martin Wyldeck ... Mr. Sage (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
R.F. Delderfield (by)

Norman Hudis (screenplay)

John Antrobus (additional material)

R.F. Delderfield  novel "The Bull Boys" (uncredited)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hennessy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Casting by
Betty White 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky 
 
Makeup Department
Stella Rivers .... hairdressing
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoffrey Haine .... assistant director
David Tringham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Murton .... set dresser
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Seymour Logie .... sound editor
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hume .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Ellacott .... dress designer
 
Music Department
Bruce Montgomery .... music director
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Joan Davis .... continuity
Stuart Levy .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
84 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (VHS rating) | Finland:K-8 | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #19423) | West Germany:6

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William Hartnell wanted to have Bernard Kay fired.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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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Referenced in My Grandfather, the Doctor (2010) (V)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
The first Salvo from the Carry on Cannon, 22 April 2004
Author: MartynGryphon from Coventry, England

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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