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Writer:
Norman Hudis (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
That laugh-crazy "Carry On" shower at their hilarious best! See more »
Plot:
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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Nice, clean fun See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Vicky 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
 
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
 
Crew verified as complete


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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
A song on Morrissey's first album entitled "Late Night Maudlin Street" is named after the school in this film.See more »
Quotes:
Michael Bean:My beautiful, wrecked, piano!
Edwin Milton:Does that mean you won't be able to finish composing the music for the play?
Michael Bean:Real composers don't require pianos, it is all in the mind.
Edwin Milton:Best place for it.
Michael Bean:Never wanted my music, have you?
Edwin Milton:Well, Tchaikovsky would have done me, if I'd *had* to have music at all. Personally...
Michael Bean:Out with it, what's your objection? Come on, let's have all of it, come on let's have it!
Edwin Milton:All right it's already my Herculian task to coax anything like audability from these children. If, in addition, I have to cope with an orchestra that makes a lullaby sound like the climax to 1812...
[...]
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Nice, clean fun, 12 September 2002
Author: gnb from Berlin

The third Carry On film in the series, Teacher still manages to maintain the gentle, clean fun of its predecessors.

Many of the favourites are present here (Williams, Hawtrey, Sims, Jacques, Connor) and are well at ease in the roles they would make their own for the next 20 odd years.

Kenneth Connor is a delight as the bumbling science teacher who finds himself falling for the prudish school's inspector while Leslie Phillips is as smooth as he ever was as the well-oiled child psychologist. Ding dong!

It is interesting to note here that at this early stage, it is Joan Sims who plays the blonde bombshell in the series - a much different role to the screaming, bawdy characters she would play later.

To sum up, Teacher is basically a series of set pieces in which the kids of Maudlin Street School, so desperate for their current headmaster not to leave, set about causing havoc so as to create a bad impression for the school inspectors.

Of course it's all harmless, St. Trinians meets Greyfriars fun and there's a happy ending too. In all, a great addition to the series.

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