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Director:
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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The best of the series 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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Trivia:
Eric Barker became ill after the filming of this movie. He was considered the main anchor of the "Carry On..." film during this time, however due to his illness he was only used Carry on Spying (1964) and in Carry on Emmannuelle (1978). By 1978, the "Carry On..." team were concerned about his frailty.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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Unforgettable Sid James (2000) (TV)See more »

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The best of the series, 14 June 2014
Author: mutty-mcflea from Lincolnshire, UK

This is my favourite of the lot, a funny and swiftly paced comedy with hilarious performances. Like 'Carry On Sergeant' this has the feel of a 'Police Academy' film made in a more innocent time, with funny jokes and charm and other things lacking in those later films.

Anyway. When the local police station is hit by a bout of flu, a bunch of coppers straight out of training school are sent out to cover for the sick bobbies; needless to say they blunder their way through their beats and enrage the Inspector (Erik Barker, excellent). Watching over them is understanding Sergeant Sid James, who's also really good.

The whole cast is great here, actually: Kenneth Connor, always my favourite of the regular cast, is absolutely hilarious as a superstitious copper; he acts more energetically with his nose and eyebrows than most of the others do with their entire bodies! Also brilliant are Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims (very sexy here) and Charles Hawtrey, who as usual looks as though he's having the time of his life. Hattie Jaques is extremely warm and appealing as the superior officer with a soft spot for James, and the whole lot of them are great fun to watch.

Do all the gags land? No, there are bits and pieces that fall flat, but in general this is a lot of fun.

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