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Orders Are Orders (1954)

Movie company wants to shoot a science-fiction film using an Army barracks as location, and its soldiers as actors. Of course, the Commander doesn't like it a bit, and persuades the crew to use a nearby haunted house instead.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Reece ... Captain Harper
... Wanda Sinclair
... Colonel Bellamy
... Ed Waggermeyer
... Lt. Cartroad
... Private Goffin
... Veronica Bellamy
Peter Martyn ... Lt. Broke
... Joanne Delamere
... Lt. General Sir Cuthbert Grahame Foxe
Bill Fraser ... Private Slee
... Capt. Ledger
... A.D.C.
Maureen Pryor ... Miss Marigold
... R.S.M. Benson (as Barry McKay)
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Movie company wants to shoot a science-fiction film using an Army barracks as location, and its soldiers as actors. Of course, the Commander doesn't like it a bit, and persuades the crew to use a nearby haunted house instead.

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Gerald Campion (Billy Bunter) also appeared, uncredited. See more »

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The Adjutant salutes two women, neither of whom is in uniform, neither are officers, both are, in fact, civilians. A salute is reserved for Officers; you do NOT salute civilians. See more »

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Remake of Orders Is Orders (1934) See more »

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Military Comedy with a Thin Storyline
30 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Military men marching pridefully and gloriously in the the morning sun, with delightful music played by the military orchestra, just getting ready to another hard working day at the army barracks, or are they? In the setting of the rising sun there is a big line of cars and trucks heading for the barracks, what are they doing here and who are they? The question is solved fast, and to the military mens big surprise its a film production company, who has planned to make a "big blockbuster" science fiction movie at the army barracks, but one commanding officer is distend to make it very difficult for the Hollywood film crew... and for then on, the movie just shows a cheap slice of comedy and a little bit of romance, and thats about it.

What we do get out of this comedy is a thin storyline, and some decent funny characters, but not memorable. The funniest character is Peter Sellers, and he is probably the only one you will remember the most, when you have sat through this movie.

One thing that was a little bit funny, was the movie they were filming in the movie, its funny because it looks like a Ed Wood production, very unimagined and just cheap. There is not one time where you believe its a making of a expensive science fiction movie, and just looking at the film crew playing "big time Hollywood stars" is so laughable... and by the way I have never seen a badder costume design for a Martian in a movie, since 'Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster' 1964, and that is pretty bad!

See it if you are in a good laughing mood, if your sad its just sad to look at.


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