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Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)

Two soldiers stationed in Singapore set off in pursuit of the fairer sex instead of carrying out their orders. Soon after their arrival on the exotic island, the two visit a local brothel and there encounter a pair of lusty nurses.

Director:

Norman Cohen

Writers:

Leslie Thomas (novel), Leslie Thomas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Askwith ... Pvt. Brigg
Nigel Davenport ... Sgt. Driscoll
George Layton ... Pvt. Jacobs
John Le Mesurier ... Col. Bromley-Pickering
Warren Mitchell ... Morris Morris
Robin Nedwell ... Lt. Grainger
Edward Woodward ... Sgt. Wellbeloved
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Phillimore
Pamela Stephenson ... Bernice
Lynda Bellingham ... Valerie
David Auker ... Lantry
Robert Booth Robert Booth ... Field
Peter Bourke Peter Bourke ... Villiers
Leo Dolan Leo Dolan ... Tasker
Brian Godfrey Brian Godfrey ... Foster
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Two soldiers stationed in Singapore set off in pursuit of the fairer sex instead of carrying out their orders. Soon after their arrival on the exotic island, the two visit a local brothel and there encounter a pair of lusty nurses.

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England expects that every man will do his duty! See more »

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Leslie Thomas' Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The movie featured an Asian call-girl character who had the memorable name of "Juicy Lucy" who had first appeared in The Virgin Soldiers (1969) where she was played by former You Only Live Twice (1967) Bond Girl Tsai Chin. In this sequel, she was portrayed by Fiesta Mei Ling. Moreover, a companion character to "Juicy Lucy" appears in this sequel, she being called "Elephant Ethel" (Miriam Margolyes). See more »

Connections

Follows The Virgin Soldiers (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
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Traditional tune, lyrics by John M. Neale (uncredited) and Thomas Helmore (uncredited)
Arranged by Ed Welch
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Not the typical 70s Askwith film, this is slightly better!
1 November 2005 | by dolyschafSee all my reviews

On the face of it, the title of this film, and the fact that Robin Askwith is in it, suggests that this film is typical of most 70s films that Askwith appears in: brief nudity, poor plot, simply an excuse to show semi-naked women. Don't be fooled, it is actually better than that and this was not what I was expecting.

This film does have two very brief moments of nudity and Askwith jumping into bed but there is certainly no 'romping' and this film has a half-decent storyline, with very little slapstick humor. The story is not based on Askwith getting his wicked way, but rather, it mixes the desires and frustrations of soldiers forced to stay an extra six months at war when they want to go home with the harsh realities of war and this film does has scenes of sadness in it too and is certainly one (if not two) better than the 'Confessions' films - this is a more rounded film with a decent story.

Excellent performances from the supporting cast: George Layton, Nigel Davenport, John Le Mesurier, Edward Woodward (whose character Sgt Wellbeloved is not all what he makes out to be) and Warren Mitchell as Morris Morris (with a very funny Welsh accent).

A mixture of good humor and sadness - worth watching if you have a spare 87 minutes!


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