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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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Mrs. 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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7 May 1970 (Netherlands)  »

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Bakir askerler  »

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The film was made and released about three years after its source novel of the same name by Leslie Thomas had been first published in 1966. Thomas did not write the screenplay for this film but he did for its sequel Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977). See more »

Goofs

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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Typical X movie from 1969
8 April 2015 | by (Cheshire) – See all my reviews

I am just watching this again, only for the second time, since I first saw it in 1970 as a fresh faced 18 year old. It's on Movies 4 Men, which says something I think. It's amazing how many famous face are here. Hywel Bennett is the star in this movie. He was big in the 60's. The story covers the antics of young men doing their national service out in Singapore, with all of the angst that young men have about their sexuality and life in general. The soldiers are not front line infantry but clerks. Warren Clerk and Christepher Timothy stand out. Disgruntled NCO's and snotty officers are part of the background. It's not a great film but it's well made and interesting. I give it 7/10 because of the memories of sitting in a cinema and being able to smoke a cigarette with normal people. Never see those days again ....


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