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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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CARRY ON SERGEANT (Gerald Thomas, 1958) **1/2 See more (34 total) »

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)

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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The first film in the "Carry On..." series. A further thirty were produced until 1992.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:
[Charlie has managed to reasemble a Bren machine gun, despite being distracted during the demonstration]
Gun Sergeant:Looks like you *were* listening.
Charlie Sage:I wasn't listening.
[Jerks his head towards the Bren]
Charlie Sage:I used to work in the factory where they make these things!
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Featured in Carry on Quizzing (2006) (VG)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
CARRY ON SERGEANT (Gerald Thomas, 1958) **1/2, 25 January 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

The first "Carry On" is not among the best: it's an all-too-typical army comedy, albeit an agreeable one. William Hartnell stars as a Sergeant about to retire but who has yet to win a contest for leading his barracks' finest platoon, so he determines to achieve just this with his last batch of recruits – unfortunately for him, these include Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bob Monkhouse, Terence Longdon and Norman Rossington (actually, such a dumb subject that he's been rejected by several previous outfits and has been stranded in the camp ever since)! As can be seen, this same plot would eventually be worked into two later series outings – CARRY ON TEACHER (1959), down to the sentimental ending, and CARRY ON, CONSTABLE (1960), with Eric Barker once again as the disciplinarian but flustered Captain.

Shirley Eaton provides the eye-candy as Monkhouse's fresh bride, who contrives to get a job in the barracks' kitchen in order to be near him; her companion, ugly-duckling Dora Bryan, has set her eyes on hypochondriac Connor (who is forever appearing before medical officer Hattie Jacques with some mysterious ailment or other, until she decides to have him undertake a thorough test by several specialists so as to declare him physically fit once and for all!). Hawtrey is typically bumbling; Williams scores best as a smug, know-it-all recruit (he plays it quite straight and, again, variations of this were seen in CARRY ON NURSE [1959] and CARRY ON, CONSTABLE). Needless to say, once the boys realize what the outcome of their training would mean for the long-suffering Hartnell, they put their best foot forward to send him home with his well-deserved prize in tow.

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