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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

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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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Trivia:
The first film in the "Carry On..." series. A further thirty were produced until 1992.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sgt Grimshawe throws the rifle to Strong, during Bayonet drill, the rifle is caught by Strong the opposite way around.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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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
What's Wrong with Gentle Humor?, 7 August 2004
Author: NY Whovian from Upstate NY

Humor doesn't need to be slapstick, sexual, or degrading to be funny. It's the juxtaposition of elements that creates tension and laughs in this gentle comedy about a newly-wed husband who finds out on his wedding day that he's been drafted. Add to this an Army instructor who's about to retire, and who makes an extravagant bet that in his last platoon he will finally have a Champion Platoon, only to find that he's been saddled with a bunch of misfits. Sgt. Grimshawe is played in low-key style by William Hartnell in a gentle send-up of his many 'tough sergeant' roles. Bob Monkhouse, Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, et. al. turn in equally understated performances that actually enhance the humor.

This film is the obvious inspiration for Bill Murray's 'Stripes', which, while funny, doesn't have anywhere *near* the charm of 'Carry On, Sergeant'. It holds up very well, indeed.

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