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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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Sgt. Frank Wilkins
Eric Barker ...
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Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. May
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Terence Longdon ...
Herbert Hall
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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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Trivia

The role of Sergeant Wilkins was intended for Ted Ray following his work on Carry on Teacher (1959). However, Ray was unable to commit owing to contractual problems. Chic Murray was considered, before Sidney James started his full-time membership of the "Carry On" team. Ray's son Robin Ray was cast as the Assistant Manager. See more »

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

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Sergeant Frank Wilkins: Well Sergeant Moon, it's happened.
Sergeant Laura Moon: Threatened to transfer you, has he?
Sergeant Frank Wilkins: Oh that crafty little... if you weren't a lady I'd say it.
Sergeant Laura Moon: If you weren't a gentleman I'd expect you to.
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Followed by Carry on at Your Convenience (1971) 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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