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Carry on Teacher (1959)

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Norman Hudis (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Connor ... Gregory Adams
Charles Hawtrey ... Michael Bean
Leslie Phillips ... Alistair Grigg
Joan Sims ... Sarah Allcock
Kenneth Williams ... Edwin Milton
Hattie Jacques ... Grace Short
Rosalind Knight Rosalind Knight ... Felicity Wheeler
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Alf Hudson
Ted Ray Ted Ray ... William 'Wakie' Wakefield, the Headmaster
Richard O'Sullivan ... Robin Stevens - Saboteur
George Howell George Howell ... Billy Haig - Saboteur
Diana Beevers Diana Beevers ... Penelope 'Penny' Lee - Saboteur
Jacqueline Lewis Jacqueline Lewis ... Pat Gordon - Saboteur
Roy Hines Roy Hines ... Harry Bird - Saboteur
Carol White ... Sheila Dale - Saboteur
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Storyline

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a plan - blacken his record in front of the Ministry Inspector and then he won't ever be able to get another job! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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It's the 3-R Fun Hit of All Time-Rowdy! Risqué! Riotous! See more »

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Lauter liebenswerte Lehrer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The name Allcock was questioned by the 1950s' censors, especially how much the characters constantly say it with such precision on the "cock" part, but they eventually allowed it to pass. See more »

Goofs

The children dose the staff-room kettle with alcohol and the staff all get drunk from their cups of tea. Heating the kettle would boil all the alcohol off leaving just hot water. See more »

Quotes

Michael Bean: My beautiful, wrecked, piano!
Edwin Milton: Does that mean you won't be able to finish composing the music for the play?
Michael Bean: Real composers don't require pianos, it is all in the mind.
Edwin Milton: Best place for it.
Michael Bean: Never wanted my music, have you?
Edwin Milton: Well, Tchaikovsky would have done me, if I'd *had* to have music at all. Personally...
Michael Bean: Out with it, what's your objection? Come on, let's have all of it, come on let's have it!
Edwin Milton: All right it's already my Herculian task to coax anything like audability from these children. If, in ...
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The Saboteurs... See more »

Connections

Featured in That's Carry On! (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

"Ten Green Bottles' (uncredited)
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Fun and games at school with the Carry On team
25 April 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Carry On Teacher is one of the earlier entries in the Carry On series and I found this quite funny.

The Headmaster at Maudin Street School plans to apply for another job at another school. As the students like him, they don't want him to leave. They decide to play some practical jokes just as school inspectors are about. They put chewing gum and super glue on chairs, saw a piano leg and make it collapse and launch an experimental rocket. Through all of this, two of the teachers fall in love with each other.

This sort of thing never happened when I was at school when the headmaster left!

The cast includes some of the Carry On regulars including Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Conner and Leslie Phillips. With Ted Ray as the Headmaster.

Have a good laugh with Carry On Teacher. Excellent.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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