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Writers:
Norman Hudis (screenplay)
Brock Williams (idea)
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Release Date:
February 1960 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Tha hilarious "Carry On' team in their newest laughter hit! [Australian poster] See more »
Plot:
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Solid if uneventful See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sidney James ... Sgt. Frank Wilkins
Eric Barker ... Inspector Mills

Kenneth Connor ... PC Charlie Constable
Charles Hawtrey ... PC Timothy Gorse
Kenneth Williams ... PC Stanley Benson

Leslie Phillips ... PC Tom Potter
Joan Sims ... WPC. Gloria Passworthy
Hattie Jacques ... Sgt. Laura Moon

Shirley Eaton ... Sally Barry
Cyril Chamberlain ... Thurston
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. May
Irene Handl ... Distraught Mother
Terence Longdon ... Herbert Hall
Jill Adams ... WPC Harrison
Freddie Mills ... Jewel Thief
Brian Oulton ... Store Manager
Victor Maddern ... Detective Sgt. Liddell
Joan Young ... Suspect
Esma Cannon ... Deaf Old Lady
Hilda Fenemore ... Agitated Woman
Noel Dyson ... Vague Woman (as Noël Dyson)
Tom Gill ... Citizen
Frank Forsyth ... Citizen
John Antrobus ... Citizen
Robin Ray ... Assistant Manager
Michael Balfour ... Matt
Diane Aubrey ... Honoria
Ian Curry ... Eric
Mary Law ... Shop Assistant
Lucy Griffiths ... Miss Horton
Eric Corrie ... Citizen
Peter Bennett ... Pickpocket
Jack Taylor ... Cliff
Eric Boon ... Shorty
Dorinda Stevens ... Young Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Kennedy ... Wall-Eyed Man
Ronald Adam ... Motorist (uncredited)
Jeremy Connor ... Willie - Boy in Street (uncredited)
Tom Cubitt ... Jeweller (uncredited)
Arnold Diamond ... Chief Constable (voice) (uncredited)
Tex Fuller ... Van Man (uncredited)
Colin Gordon ... (uncredited)
Mary Jones ... Radio Actress (voice) (uncredited)
Janetta Lake ... Girl with Dog (uncredited)
Alfred Pim ... Newsvendor (uncredited)
Anthony Sagar ... Angry Customer (uncredited)
Bruce Seton ... (uncredited)
Charles Stanley ... Newspaper Man (uncredited)
Frederick Treves ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret St. Barbe West ... 2nd Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
Norman Hudis (screenplay)

Brock Williams (idea)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife (director of photography) (as Ted Scaife)
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Casting by
Betty White 
 
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Stella Rivers .... hairdressing
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Manley .... assistant director
Ray Freeborn .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Eric Rattray .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dressing
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Les Wiggins .... sound editor (as Leslie Wiggins)
Ron Butcher .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Tony Cripps .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hume .... camera operator
George Courtney Ward .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Withers .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Caffin .... dress designer
 
Editorial Department
Jim Sibley .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Montgomery .... music director
 
Other crew
Joan Davis .... continuity
Jean Hall .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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86 min
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The first "Carry On..." film to include some nudity.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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!See more »
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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Solid if uneventful, 8 December 2011
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

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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