Carry on sergeant

United Kingdom, 1958

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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.

Credits

production company

Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy Productions

producer

Peter Rogers

Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1958

Appears in

Group of items

Carry on

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

316191

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military camps

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military discipline

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military life

Comedy

Comedy → Farce

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexual attraction

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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