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I Only Arsked! (1958)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 November 1958 (UK)
A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and ... See full summary »

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Montgomery Tully
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Bresslaw ... Popeye Popplewell
Michael Medwin ... Cpl. Springer
Alfie Bass ... Excused Boots Bisley
Geoffrey Sumner ... Major Upshott-Bagley
Charles Hawtrey ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
Norman Rossington ... Cupcake Cook
David Lodge ... Sergeant Potty Chambers
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Sir Redvers
Marne Maitland ... King Fazim
Michael Bentine Michael Bentine ... Fred
Francis Matthews ... Mahmoud
Michael Ripper ... Azim
Wolfe Morris ... Salaman
Ewan MacDuff Ewan MacDuff ... Ferrers
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Harem Girl
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A group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and disappointment at landing one of the harshest territories is compensated when they discover a secret passage to the King's harem. Written by Anonymous

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1958 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Spun-off from The Army Game (1957) See more »

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Boots Song
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Music by Benjamin Frankel
Lyrics by Alfie Bass
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early TV spin off doesn't get many laughs
10 January 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is a spin off from The Army Game one of the first comedy successes of ITV,not BBC as per the lines notes.It stars the TV cast with one exception.On TV William Hartnell played Sergeant Major Bullymore.Here his part is played by David Lodge.When the film was made young men were still having to do national service in the army.Maybe this accounts for its success on TV and of course the notable success of Carry On Sergeant,which co starred William Hartnell.Whereas the Carry On went for observed humour and physical comedy this just goes for physical comedy.It laughs at rather than with Bernard Bresslaw's character.It was his character and that of Alfie Bass which were the real stars of the show.However unlike the Carry On this feels very dated.The laughs are laboured and hard to come by.Little wonder that the carry on is still shown on TV whilst this is long forgotten.


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