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Release Date:
October 1962 (USA) See more »
That laugh-crazy "Carry On" shower at their hilarious best! See more »
Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ding Dong and Allcock. See more (24 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kenneth Connor ... Gregory Adams
Charles Hawtrey ... Michael Bean

Leslie Phillips ... Alistair Grigg
Joan Sims ... Sarah Allcock

Kenneth Williams ... Edwin Milton
Hattie Jacques ... Grace Short
Rosalind Knight ... Felicity Wheeler
Cyril Chamberlain ... Alf Hudson
Ted Ray ... William 'Wakie' Wakefield, the Headmaster
Richard O'Sullivan ... Robin Stevens - Saboteur
George Howell ... Billy Haig - Saboteur
Diana Beevers ... Penelope 'Penny' Lee - Saboteur
Jacqueline Lewis ... Pat Gordon - Saboteur
Roy Hines ... Harry Bird - Saboteur
Carol White ... Sheila Dale - Saboteur
Jane White ... Irene Ambrose - Saboteur
Paul Cole ... John Atkins - Saboteur
Larry Dann ... Student - Saboteur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Francesca Annis ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Josephine Bailey ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
David Barry ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Sandra Bryant ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Jeremy Bulloch ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Peter Cleall ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Terry Cooke ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Leonard Davey ... Schoolboy (uncredited)
Jane Evans ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Daphne Foreman ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Irene French ... Monica (uncredited)
Patricia Garwood ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Vikki Harrington ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Lorna Henderson ... Pianiste (uncredited)
Diane Langton ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
David Tilley ... Schoolboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
Writing credits
Norman Hudis (original screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer (director of photography) (as Reginald Wyer)
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
Casting by
Betty White 
Art Direction by
Lionel Couch 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdressing
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Ian Goddard .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Terence Morgan .... set dressing
Robert W. Laing .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon K.McCallum)
Les Wiggins .... sound editor (as Leslie Wiggins)
Ken Barker .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Cyril Crowhurst .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Gus Lloyd .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hume .... camera operator
Steve Claydon .... focus puller (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Staffell .... wardrobe (as Laurell Staffell)
Editorial Department
Vera Dover .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Jim Sibley .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruce Montgomery .... music director
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
Bernard Spence .... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006)

Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: Although several Internet sources refer to Mr. Wakefield as the school's headmaster, he is specifically stated at the start of the film to be the DEPUTY headmaster - the equivalent of a vice principal here in Canada - who is running the school due to the actual headmaster's illness.See more »
Grace Short:Mr Wakefield, these children discovered you were planning to leave. They don't want you to leave. It's as simple as that. They feel, as does the entire school, that Maudlin Street wouldn't be the same without you. They thought of getting up a petition...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in That's Carry On! (1977)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Ding Dong and Allcock., 12 June 2015
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

The third of the Carry On series finds the gang up to their necks in strife at Maudlin Street Secondary Modern School. Headmaster William Wakefield (Ted Ray) is a fine and good man who doesn't believe in corporal punishment, this has endeared him to the children of the school. However, he is considering moving on to another school to further his career, but first he has to oversee the arrival of two school inspectors and hope all goes smoothly. Fat chance of that happening, the kids have got wind or Wakefield wanting to leave and start to sabotage everything, with the teachers suffering the brunt of things.

"Teacher" is a warm hearted entry in the series, choosing prat-falls and genial set-pieces for its comedy. The teachers bicker and crack under the strain of the kids pranks and sabotages, while there's also a couple of nice romantic threads bubbling away. Also of note is the not so sly debate on corporal punishment, Wakefield is firmly against it, while robust Maths teacher Grace Short (Hattie Jacques) is the other end of the scale - she's cane mad! There's a feminist angle as well, adding some more depth to Norman Hudis' screenplay.

Ultimately though it's about the laughs, about the chaos, and watching the series regulars go about their way with skill and tongues in cheek. A hit at the box office, Carry On Teacher is quintessentially an early Carry On movie, with wry social observations and a harmless naivety towards the education system, there's not much to dislike here. 8/10

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