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The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

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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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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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According to the February 1970 edition of "Movie News" magazine (Australia), "Each separate location in Malaya was heavily guarded by the local police. They were particularly concerned about the rifles used in the film which were carefully checked in and out each night at the local jail. An official explained: "There are still outbreaks on the Northern borders and we take every precaution against it spreading". In fact, producers Leslie Gilliat and Ned Sherrin had to personally vouch for the gunpowder required for one scene". 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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