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The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

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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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John Dexter

Writers:

Leslie Thomas (novel), John Hopkins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn Redgrave ... Phillipa Raskin
Hywel Bennett ... Brigg
Nigel Davenport ... Sergeant Driscoll
Nigel Patrick ... R.S.M. Raskin
Rachel Kempson ... Mrs. Raskin
Jack Shepherd ... Sergeant Wellbeloved
Michael Gwynn ... Lt. Col. Bromley-Pickering
Tsai Chin ... Juicy Lucy
Christopher Timothy ... Cpl. Brook
Don Hawkins Don Hawkins ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Tasker
Geoffrey Hughes ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Lantry
Roy Holder ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Fenwick
Riggs O'Hara Riggs O'Hara ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Sinclair
Gregory Phillips Gregory Phillips ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Foster
Wayne Sleep Wayne Sleep ... 'The Virgin Soldiers' - Villiers
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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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Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1970 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakir askerler See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaya See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive material)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Of the film's cast and crew, excluding writer Leslie Thomas, only actor Nigel Davenport worked on the movie's 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 »

Connections

References Kim (1950) See more »

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God Save the King
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Realistic, quirky movie about British soldiers during the Malaysian uprising
3 June 2003 | by sawyer-1See all my reviews

Not a normal war movie, this is a well acted study about the unpredictable fortunes of life. A British Army private in Singapore during the Malaysian uprising experiences the boredom of garrison duty, the search for sex and love, and finally the terror of combat. The movie has many interesting twists and turns that illustrate the random quality of luck. The private's girlfriend finally decides to surrender her virginity - only mistakenly offers it to the wrong soldier! Soldiers die accidently, without reason. And when the private panics, and flees combat, he ends up becoming a hero! At the end of the movie the private paraphrases his discoveries - "That's life, isn't it".


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