The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  7 May 1970 (Netherlands)
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A group of young British soldiers billeted in Singapore of the year 1950 dreaming about winning the love of the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillipa Raskin
Hywel Bennett ...
Nigel Patrick ...
R.S.M. Raskin
Mrs. Raskin
Michael Gwynn ...
Christopher Timothy ...
Cpl. Brook
Don Hawkins ...
Roy Holder ...
Riggs O'Hara ...
Gregory Phillips ...
Wayne Sleep ...


A group of young British soldiers billeted in Singapore of the year 1950 dreaming about winning the love of the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major. Written by Volker Boehm

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7 May 1970 (Netherlands)  »

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Bakir askerler  »

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Third and final of three movies that actresses Lynn Redgrave and Lady Redgrave Rachel Kempson both worked on. The films include Tom Jones (1963), Georgy Girl (1966) and The Virgin Soldiers (1969). Publicity for the latter, the third film made, stated it was "their first professional appearance together, playing appropriately enough, mother and daughter". See more »


During the dance Nigel Davenport (Sgt) addressed Nigel Patrick (Sgt Major) as 'Sir'. As an NCO he would not be addressed as 'Sir'. See more »


Followed by Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977) See more »

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All so true .....
6 February 2012 | by (chester, england) – See all my reviews

Having seen this again i must say it gets better. I view it from the perspective of a soldier serving in Malaya, as it was at the time, in the mid-1950's the period in which the film is set. So much of the behaviour is very true to the real thing. In fact i almost see it as a commentary on army life at the time. The plot is almost credible , you would have to have been there. The 'atmosphere' of the period and place is captured in the b+w format. If anyone wants to know what army life was like in mid 1950's Malaya then this film will tell you more than any academic study. It certainly reflects the peculiar fun and horrors of National Service life. The plot thins towards the end but what precedes it makes viewing worth while.

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