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Carry on, Constable (1960)

 -  Comedy  -  February 1960 (UK)
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ...
Sgt. Frank Wilkins
Eric Barker ...
Charles Hawtrey ...
Kenneth Williams ...
Joan Sims ...
Hattie Jacques ...
Sgt. Laura Moon
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. May
Irene Handl ...
Distraught Mother
Terence Longdon ...
Herbert Hall
Jill Adams ...
Freddie Mills ...
Jewel Thief


With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy. Written by Graeme Huggan <>

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Eric Barker became ill after the filming of this movie. He was considered the main anchor of the "Carry On..." film during this time, however due to his illness he was only used Carry on Spying (1964) and in Carry on Emmannuelle (1978). By 1978, the "Carry On..." team were concerned about his frailty. See more »


At the beginning of the film, Sgt Wilkins leaves the reception of the station with a large crowd of irate men shouting at the officer behind the reception desk. When Wilkins returns to the reception some minutes later, the irate men repeat exactly the same lines they were saying when he left. See more »


Const. Charlie Constable: May I help you madam?
Agitated woman outside ladies' loo: [searching through her handbag] I could certainly use a copper!
[looking around, Charlie, noticing the ladies convenience behind them, pulls a coin out of his pocket and holds it up]
Const. Charlie Constable: Here you go, have this one on me!
Agitated woman outside ladies' loo: [accepting the coin] Oh, ta!
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Followed by Carry on Regardless (1961) See more »

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Solid if uneventful
8 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've recently been working my way through these earlier, black-and-white CARRY ONS, finding them a breath of fresh air after the stale sauciness of the later entries. CARRY ON CONSTABLE, while proving less imaginative and well-made than some of the other entries made around the same time (such as NURSE and REGARDLESS) is still a fun little film.

Sid James joins the series as a likable sergeant forever at the mercy of his stuffy superior (a wonderfully straight-laced Eric Barker). After a flu epidemic, he takes on five new recruits (Williams, Connor, Hawtrey, Phillips and Sims) who soon get into all manner of pratfalls. The cast are good, even if the jokes aren't (most of them are over obvious, such as the bit with the out-of-control police dog). Even the predictable ending lacks bite when compared to the genuine thrills that concluded the later CARRY ON CABBY.

There's more of an emphasis on sweet romance here than crude gags, which is a pleasure. Williams plays the smug one, Hawtrey is accident prone and scene-stealing, as ever, while Sims plays it relatively straight and Phillips chases skirt wherever he can (Shirley Eaton memorably pops up out of the bathtub in one scene). Connor is unfortunately saddled with a superstitious character who ends up more irritating than amusing. There are better CARRY ON films out there, but compared to the ones being made a decade later this is pure class.

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