The fun starts when a group of A.T.S. girls are posted to a light ack-ack command post on a remote part of the English coast.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Gordon Brown
Barbara Murray ...
Pvt. Betty Brown
Carole Lesley ...
Pvt. Marge White
Ronald Shiner ...
Gunner Slocum
Naunton Wayne ...
Major Pym
Pvt. Cox
John Cairney ...
Gunner Willie Ross
Junior Commander Maddox A.T.S.
Joan Rice ...
Pvt. Finch
Bombardier Peter Palmer
Peter Jones ...
Gunner Perkins
Barbara Hicks ...
Sgt. Merrifield
John Welsh ...
Judy Grinham ...
P.T. Instructress
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Orderly Sergeant


The fun starts when a group of A.T.S. girls are posted to a light ack-ack command post on a remote part of the English coast.

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The Army Had a Word For It!


Comedy | Romance | War


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Release Date:

22 February 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Epiheirisis podogyros  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


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Did You Know?


The outside of the carriages suggests that they belong to the LNER (London & North Eastern Railway); the interiors have LMS (London, Midland & Scottish) antimacassars (head rest covers). See more »


Girls in Arms
Music by Laurie Johnson
Lyrics by Frank Godwin
Sung by The Polka Dots
Played by The Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards (as Band of the Coldstream Guards)
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Amiable rather than funny
19 February 2017 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This wartime army comedy was clearly made to cash in on the success of Carry On Sergeant.The clue being in the trailer on the DVD,which uses the words Carry On.Despite being made in colour this seems to have been made on a smaller budget than the Carry Ons.Most of the film is patently studio bound.There is a reasonable cast struggling to get laughs out of a mind and script.The one exception to this is ABPCs answer to Diana For a,Carole Lesley.Sadly she clearly has no talent for comedy and is wearing a fifties glossy hairdo.Her career ended in the sixties and she committed suicide when she was only 38.Dora Bryan shows her how to give a perfect comedy performance.

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