Carry on sergeant

United Kingdom, 1958

Film
Please note

Sorry, we aren't able to make images or video for this item available to the public online.

Source: Some information on this page may have been sourced as part of the 2023 Wikimedia Australia Partnership Projects grant, with the purpose of improving and expanding the use of Wikidata on our website. Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Read more about this project here.

Episode number 1 of Series “Carry on”.
On the eve of retirement Sergeant Grimshaw (William Hartnell) hopes, with the arrival of his new and last National Service recruits, to retire with the honour of winning the Star Squad prize. His plans are tested when the recruits show themselves to be a motley crew of prankish misfits. The first in the Carry On series is a bright wartime comical farce. With only a few of the regular Carry On crew we see Kenneth Williams (as James Bailey) in one of his funniest performances. Cast also includes: Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Bill Owen, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Terence Longdon, Norman Rossington, Gerald Campion, Hattie Jacques, Cyril Chamberlain, Arnold Diamond and Gordon Tanner.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

director

Gerald Thomas

producer

Peter Rogers

production company

Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy Productions

Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1958

Appears in

Group of items

Carry on

Explore

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/92854--carry-on-sergeant/ |title=Carry on sergeant |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=20 June 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}