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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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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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Debut theatrical feature film directed by John Dexter. See more »

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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 »

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

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Realistic, quirky movie about British soldiers during the Malaysian uprising
3 June 2003 | by (Washington state) – See all my reviews

Not a normal war movie, this is a well acted study about the unpredictable fortunes of life. A British Army private in Singapore during the Malaysian uprising experiences the boredom of garrison duty, the search for sex and love, and finally the terror of combat. The movie has many interesting twists and turns that illustrate the random quality of luck. The private's girlfriend finally decides to surrender her virginity - only mistakenly offers it to the wrong soldier! Soldiers die accidently, without reason. And when the private panics, and flees combat, he ends up becoming a hero! At the end of the movie the private paraphrases his discoveries - "That's life, isn't it".


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