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Carry on Constable -- The fourth film in the long-running Carry On series tells the story of how—thanks to a massive flu epidemic—three bumbling police recruits manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and allow the escape of dozens of criminals.

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Director:
Writers:
Norman Hudis (screenplay)
Brock Williams (idea)
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Release Date:
26 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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Law and disorder, Carry On style See more (20 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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Trivia:
This was 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:
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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Law and disorder, Carry On style, 1 February 2015
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

The fourth film in the long running British comedy series, Constable sees Sid James making his Carry On debut as Sergeant Frank Wilkins, whose police station has been hit by a flu epidemic leaving him relying on rookie officers to make up the numbers. Fresh from training college, PC Charlie Constable (Kenneth Connor), PC Timothy Gorse (Charles Hawtrey), PC Stanley Benson (Kenneth Williams) and PC Tom Potter (Leslie Phillips) make a series of blunders that look likely to result in Sgt Wilkins' transfer to another station. In order to make up for their mistakes, the four newbies attempt to track down and arrest a tough gang of thieves they believe to be holed up somewhere nearby.

Constable sees little bit of cheeky innuendo ('You stupid constable!, 'I've lost my pussy') and gratuitous bare flesh (four bare male backsides and Shirley Eaton in her underwear) creeping into the Carry On formula, making this one a stepping stone between the more gentle comedy of the earlier films and the more ribald humour of latter entries. For much of the running time, though, the film is simply good-natured knockabout fun, consisting of a series of amusing episodic scenes, with a little romance thrown in for good measure, the whole thing coming together for a predictable feel-good ending designed to leave the viewer with a warm glow. As always, the likable cast put in winning performances, and as silly as it all undeniably gets, it's hard not to have a reasonably good time.

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