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Carry on Constable (1960)

 |  Comedy  |  26 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 ...
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Charles Hawtrey ...
Kenneth Williams ...
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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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Oh! What a Carry On When that Crazy Bunch Join the Police Force [Australian press book] See more »

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26 February 1960 (UK)  »

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Com jeito vai, Sr. Guarda  »

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Trivia

Herbie Nelson was cast as third crook but was replaced before filming. See more »

Goofs

The car that Sgt Wilkins gets into when he "checks on his constables" isn't the same one he gets out of. See more »

Quotes

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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Sid James makes his Carry on debut in this enjoyable entry
1 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoy the Carry on movies, they are entertaining, cheeky and witty and make my day when I need it. While a tad too short and rather basic and cookie-cutter in the story structure, this fourth entry known as Carry on Constable is an enjoyable one and lifted by the Carry on debut of regular Sid James, and he is funny as always. The rest of the cast are rock solid as well with Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims especially standing out. The writing is cheeky in alternative to smutty, a trait that plagued some of the later entries, and while not the original on the block the gags are equally amusing. The film looks good too with nice locations and the like, musically it is quite quirky and it is snappily directed. Overall, very enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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