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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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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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Carries on where "CARRY ON NURSE" left off! See more »

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Sidney James made his "Carry On..." debut in this film See more »

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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 »

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Mrs. May: [drunkenly] As a connoisseur of police personalities, let me state that I have never before been arrested with such charm. Never! I salute her!
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Followed by Carry on at Your Convenience (1971) See more »

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Early but promise.
24 January 2000 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the first Carry-On films and, consequently is one of the best. The chemistry of the stars is already there and Connor's as the superstitious constable in love with a co-workers from afar, and Williams as the scientific deduction 'expert' both shine above the rest.

Sid James is surprisingly poorly used as the Sargeant supervising the chaos, but still a very funny movie throughout and one which should be included in anybody's Carry-On collection.


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