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      Carry on Constable

      1960 1h 26m Comedy List
      Reviews 49% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Four new rookies manage to turn a police station into a madhouse when the flu decimates the department. Read More Read Less

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      MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin Out of this frayed material a little comedy is coaxed by the familiar cast as they grapple with the random situations that pass for a plot. Jan 25, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 26 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review bill t Somewat repeating the plot of the first Carry On, the carry on cast are a bunch of misfit cops trying to save their boss from a possible transfer. Some funny bits, but man, I hope they change it up soon. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member These early ones are so tame compared to the later 60s and 70s films. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The carry on films that have a story work well but the ones that are just a series of amusing situations don't. Sadly,this is one of the later. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member The fourth Carry On film, and here they were starting to hit their stride with more confidence and the smutty humour was starting to come in more prominently. This was also the first Carry On film to star Sidney James, and while he was playing a more restrained, straight-man role compare to the sorts he would eventually play. It is still a very funny film with some good characters and smutty jokes. Due to a flu epidemic, a local police station ends up being badly understaffed, Sergeant Frank Wilkins (James) is under pressure to get more bobbies on the beat from his boss Inspector Mills (Eric Barker). 4 new recruits come straight from the police training school. They are PC Stanley Benson (Kenneth Williams), PC Tom Potter (Leslie Phillips), Constable Charlie Constable (Kenneth Connor) and Special Constable Timothy Gorse (Charles Hawtrey), who are absolutely inept and bumbling. Their antics get Wilkins' blood pressure up, and it tests Mills patience even further, but a stroke of blind luck leads to them following the leaders of a wages robbery to their hideout. It's a very silly film, but it does have a lot of the regulars that would come back time and again in future Carry On films, while it would have been a lot naughtier if it had been made 10 years later, it was pretty risque for it's time, but it's still a very funny film, and there's a lot of wordplay and misunderstandings. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best of the early "CArry On" series. Flu knocks out half the regular police force leaving Sid James sergeant having to deal with a bunch of rookie coppers who are very green behind the ears. Some patchy bad taste but on the whole an enjoyable rainy afternoon film from 1960. Fascinating how things have changed in West London over the past 50 years. The black and white cinematography is striking and to see the old cars and transportation system and low technology is quite revealing. Very camp in places as can be expected with this cast but some strong female character parts and a happy ending (of course)! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Four new rookies manage to turn a police station into a madhouse when the flu decimates the department.
      Director
      Gerald Thomas
      Producer
      Peter Rogers
      Screenwriter
      Norman Hudis
      Production Co
      Peter Rogers Productions
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 26m