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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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Phillipa Raskin
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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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16 April 1970 (Australia)  »

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When extras playing soldiers in the film trudged into Pinewood Lake on the studio's lot, they bumped into submerged cans of priceless British films from the 30s. The nitrate copies of these films was considered too unstable to be stored in crowded London during the Blitz, so they were stored in the more rural Pinewood Studios. The decomposing, dangerously flammable film was ultimately consigned to the lake as those in charge could not imagine their future value in the home entertainment industry. See more »

Goofs

The RSM (Regimental Sargeant Major) is an appointment held by warrant officers class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, he would have been addressed as Sir.... similar to Warrant Officers in the RAF....still classed as a SNCO and would be addressed as Sir. (in the RAF we addressed Chief Technician's as Chief and Flight Sargeant's as Flight) 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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