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Carry On Constable (1960)

Carry on, Constable (original title)
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Norman Hudis (screenplay), Brock Williams (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sgt. Frank Wilkins
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Inspector Mills
Kenneth Connor ... PC Charlie Constable
Charles Hawtrey ... PC Timothy Gorse
Kenneth Williams ... PC Stanley Benson
Leslie Phillips ... PC Tom Potter
Joan Sims ... WPC. Gloria Passworthy
Hattie Jacques ... Sgt. Laura Moon
Shirley Eaton ... Sally Barry
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Thurston
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. May
Irene Handl ... Distraught Mother
Terence Longdon ... Herbert Hall
Jill Adams ... WPC Harrison
Freddie Mills Freddie Mills ... Jewel Thief
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Storyline

With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The Clowning Achievement of the Year ! ! ! [UK one sheet poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first "Carry On" film to include some nudity. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt. Wilkins and P.C. Thurston go on patrol in the police car, it's registration number varies between scenes, from 892FPC to UUV133. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Frank Wilkins: Well Sergeant Moon, it's happened.
Sergeant Laura Moon: Threatened to transfer you, has he?
Sergeant Frank Wilkins: Oh that crafty little... if you weren't a lady I'd say it.
Sergeant Laura Moon: If you weren't a gentleman I'd expect you to.
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Connections

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

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Early but promise.
24 January 2000 | by Bing-18See all my reviews

This is one of the first Carry-On films and, consequently is one of the best. The chemistry of the stars is already there and Connor's as the superstitious constable in love with a co-workers from afar, and Williams as the scientific deduction 'expert' both shine above the rest.

Sid James is surprisingly poorly used as the Sargeant supervising the chaos, but still a very funny movie throughout and one which should be included in anybody's Carry-On collection.


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