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Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a plan - blacken his record in front of the Ministry Inspector and then he won't ever be able to get another job! Written by
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
The "children" in the movie are meant to be the equivalent of 6-8 graders, but actually they are played by young adults. This was no mistake - the producers wanted to avoid having to ask the children's mothers for a fee for their appearance as required under Britain's child labour laws. See more »
A reasonable early CARRY ON outing, but not up there with the highs of CARRY ON NURSE. TEACHER starts off well, with the regular team appearing as teachers in a school inhabited by variously ill-behaved children (the reason for the kids' bad behaviour is strained and fairly unbelievable). There are the usual St Trinians-style hijinks, with glue and itching powder on the seats, gin in the kettle and various other badly-behaved antics. So far, so good.
Sadly, things start to disappoint around halfway through. There are endless scenes involving a supposed bomb that the pupils are making and these go nowhere and achieve nothing. There are few jokes in this section, making it fairly boring. The good news is that things rally round for a better climax involving a disastrous school play that makes up for the previous slow patch.
Of the cast, Kenneth Connor (as a love-struck science teacher) and Charles Hawtrey (as a fussy music teacher) come off the best, with the latter particularly strong. Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques are both slightly underused, and I found Leslie Phillips chasing after Joan Sims to be a bit sleazy this time around. Ted Ray, in a straight role as the headteacher, is a dull, although it's worth looking out for future TV star Richard O'Sullivan as one of the pupils. It's just a shame the gags couldn't have been sustained throughout as then this would have equalled the highs of the same year's NURSE.
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