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The role of Bernice was intended for Helen Mirren.
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Pamela Stephenson subsequently stated in an interview that she felt pressured to take part in the nude scene with Robin Askwith, which she said had not appeared in the original script. Unable to contact her agent, she complied, but remained deeply unhappy about the situation she'd been placed in. If true, this would explain her obvious nerves during this sequence.
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The film was made and released about the same time as its source novel of the same name by Leslie Thomas was first published in 1977. Thomas also wrote the screenplay for this film.
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The nick-name of Private Briggs (Robin Askwith) was "Briggsy".
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The movie featured an Asian call-girl character who had the memorable name of "Juicy Lucy" who had first appeared in The Virgin Soldiers (1969) where she was played by former You Only Live Twice (1967) Bond Girl Tsai Chin. In this sequel, she was portrayed by Fiesta Mei Ling. Moreover, a companion character to "Juicy Lucy" appears in this sequel, she being called "Elephant Ethel" (Miriam Margolyes).
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Debut cinema movie of actress Fiesta Mei Ling who played "Juicy Lucy".
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The name of the military encampment in Singapore was the "Panglin Barracks".
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Second and final "Virgin Soldiers" movie [to date, July 2013].
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Penultimate feature film directed by Norman Cohen. Burning Rubber (1981) around four years later was his last.
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Two of the movie's characters had peculiar names. Warren Mitchell's character was called Morris-Morris whilst Edward Woodward's character was named Sergeant Wellbeloved.
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The director of this army comedy was Norman Cohen who had previously directed such similar fare as such comic military movies as Dad's Army (1971) and Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
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The film's director Norman Cohen previously worked with two actors who both made cameo appearances in this film. Warren Mitchell had starred in Cohen's Till Death Us Do Part (1968) whilst John Le Mesurier had co-starred in Cohen's Dad's Army (1971).
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Actor Robin Nedwell sports a mustache in this movie.
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Both the name of actress Miriam Margolyes, and the character she played, Elephant Ethel, were alliterated.
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Actresses Irene Handl and Lynda Bellingham received 'Guest Star' credits.
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The film's opening title card read: "Malaya - 1950".
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Final filmed adaptation [to date, July 2013] of a novel by British author Leslie Thomas.
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The movie was the first and only sequel to The Virgin Soldiers (1969), which had been made and released around eight years earlier in 1969.
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Of the film's cast and crew, excluding writer Leslie Thomas, only actor Nigel Davenport worked on the movie's prequel The Virgin Soldiers (1969).
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Appearing in this army comedy was actor Edward Woodward who would so go on to star in a more serious dramatic war film about three years later in the title role of Bruce Beresford's Breaker Morant (1980).
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Debut English theatrical feature film of actress-comedian Pamela Stephenson. It was not Stephenson's first feature film though as Stephenson had appeared in the earlier Australian cinema movie Private Collection (1972).
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Appearing in this military comedy was actor John Le Mesurier who was well known to television audiences from being one of the main characters in the army comedy TV series Dad's Army (1968).
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The movie's lead cast featured two actors named "Robin", Robin Askwith and Robin Nedwell. Ironically, the film's prequel, The Virgin Soldiers (1969), featured two actors in the lead cast named "Nigel", they being Nigel Patrick and Nigel Davenport.
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"The Virgin Soldiers" (1966) was the first novel written by author Leslie Thomas. It spawned two sequels, "Onward Virgin Soldiers" (1971) and "Stand Up Virgin Soldiers" (1975), the latter being the name of this movie's one and only sequel Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977).
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Pamela Stephenson received an 'Introducing' credit as did Fiesta Mei Ling who played "Juicy Lucy"
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As bespoken in the film, the passage of text quoted was not from William Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' but from 'John Cleland''s "Fanny Hill".
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John Le Mesurier: As Colonel Bromley-Pickering.
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Warren Mitchell: As Morris Morris.
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