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Carry on Constable (1960)

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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Sidney James ...
Sgt. Frank Wilkins
Eric Barker ...
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Charles Hawtrey ...
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Joan Sims ...
Hattie Jacques ...
Sgt. Laura Moon
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Cyril Chamberlain ...
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. May
Irene Handl ...
Distraught Mother
Terence Longdon ...
Herbert Hall
Jill Adams ...
Freddie Mills ...
Jewel Thief
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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 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 <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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26 February 1960 (UK)  »

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Com jeito vai, Sr. Guarda  »

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Noel Dyson was initially cast as Mrs May. See more »

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At the end of the film when the four trainee constables find the villains hideout in the derelict house, PC Potter falls from the landing to the hallway. You can see the mattress put there for him to land on. See more »

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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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Featured in That's Carry On! (1977) See more »

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Great ensemble comedy
6 October 2001 | by (Urmston, Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

This was the fourth of the Carry On series and although dated by the police uniforms is one of the best simply because all of the regulars are equally well used and for once Sid James is kept under control and used as a foil for some of the situations which works well with his expressive face. Kenneth Williams is still in the intellectual role which eventually gave way to the over-the-top persona in the later films. Leslie Phillips gels well with the others ( even better than he did in Carry On Teacher )

If anything this film underuses the female stalwarts with Hattie Jacques and Joan Sims being love interests.


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