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Privates on Parade (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  18 March 1983 (UK)
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The members of SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to contend ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Pearson ...
Sergeant Steven Flowers
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Sergeant Major Reg Drummond
Joe Melia ...
Sergeant Len Bonny
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Captain Sholto Savory
Nicola Pagett ...
Acting Lieutenant Sylvia Morgan
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Sergeant Eric Young-Love
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Sergeant Charles Bishop
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Flight Sergeant Kevin Cartwright
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Electrician
Denis Quilley ...
Acting Captain Terri Dennis
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Pianist
Steve Dixon ...
Drummer
Jasper Jacob ...
Bass Player
Leonard Preston ...
Trombonist
Peter Hutchinson ...
Trumpet Player
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The members of SADUSEA (Song And Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to contend with a loony, bible bashing Major who creates far more danger than any of the jungle inhabitants. Only gay captain Dennis Quilley seems capable of coping with him but even he isn't aware of the cowardly Michael Elphick selling arms to the natives. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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Malaysia, 1947. Some fought. Some danced.

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Angyalbőrben  »

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It was set in Malaya in 1947 but was filmed at Shepperton Studios in London. See more »


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Ooh La La
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Music by Sidney Torch
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Fans of John Cleese's comic work need not apply
10 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bad film. It can't seem to decide whether it wants to be a goofy comedy about flamboyantly gay showtune performers or a tragic and realistic war movie. Any attempts on its part to be both at the same time are unsuccessful, in my opinion.

Big fans of John Cleese might be tempted to watch this movie thinking that Cleese is enjoyable to watch whatever he's in, but he really has nothing to work with in this material. He plays it very straight (in more ways than one) and the filmmakers don't even manage to squeak much humor out of this contrast with the other members of the performing troupe.

Skip this film.


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