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      Carry on Sergeant

      1960 1h 23m Comedy List
      Reviews 49% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A British sergeant (William Hartnell) turns his last batch of misfit recruits into the top troops in camp. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine An army-camp farce from Britain. It offers two or three genuinely satirical moments in the midst of a welter of tired musichall slapstick. Nov 5, 2019 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin The professional skill of William Hartnell and Dora Bryan lends some reality and humour to this conventional farce, in which all the characters come from stock. Jan 23, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member An underwhelming first entry in the U.K.'s second-longest running film series, Carry on Sergeant has dedicated performances and moments of amusing slapstick mostly related to a hypochondriac and a NAAFI girl named Norah but, based off of what I've seen from later Carry On films from small clips when I was on holiday in England, early instalment weirdness hit this movie HARD. It has no real sense of pacing, I hardly laughed outside of the aforementioned scenes and the fairly grounded approach left me feeling bored more often than not. I wanted to like this movie but I was left unimpressed. Crude as it might be, Police Academy did it better. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review martin a A wonderful early Carry On film which was the 1st ever! with some of the classic cast, Kenny, Charles, Hattie, Kenneth, Bob Monkhouse, Eric Barker, Shirley Eaton, Dora Bryan, Norman Rossington, are wonderful and Terry Scott makes a small cameo. The film was shot at Cardwell's Keep, Stoughton Barracks, sadly most of the camp has been demolished, but it is wonderful to see it in the film. The film itself is funny, gentle and sentimental, and the cast does a wonderful job, little did they know at the time that this film would lead to immortality in film and tv for the lead actors. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw this film over 50 years ago. Still one of the best of British. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member True, it's only intermittently funny but there's something genuinely charming and poignant about this first instalment of the increasingly smutty Carry On series, partly because the 'team' all play secondary characters and they all look so young (well, apart from Charles Hawtrey). Great older character actors like Eric Barker and William Hartnell play with a gravitas that adds to the comedy and it's an enjoyable diversion for a Sunday afternoon. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review bill t Surprisingly good and touching, when especially I wasn't expecting much from this. This was a great intro to this mammoth collection of films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review simon d An interesting insight as to how the Carry On films began. Too early for Sid n Babs but Charles Hawtree provides the comedy in abundance. You can see the beginnings of the smuttiness creeping in, although it is a lot tamer in this than it became in later films. The film itself is alright, not great but perhaps a forerunner for many more with the same set up. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A British sergeant (William Hartnell) turns his last batch of misfit recruits into the top troops in camp.
      Director
      Gerald Thomas
      Screenwriter
      John Antrobus, Norman Hudis
      Production Co
      Peter Rogers Productions
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 23m