Carry On Constable

  • U
  • Gerald Thomas (1960)
  • UK
  • 82 min
Carry On Constable
Film Review
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3 out of 5

The fourth in the Carry On series is the first to feature the excellent Sid James, who stars here as the sergeant detailed to wet-nurse rookies Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Connor. Having studied the policeman's lot at Slough, screenwriter Norman Hudis confessed he could find nothing funny about pounding the beat, but he still turned in a chucklesome script. The bungling bobbies have their moments, notably when Williams and Hawtrey don skirts to trap some shoplifters, but their thunder is stolen by seasoned supports Joan Hickson, Irene Handl and Esma Cannon, who play their usual eccentrics.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques. Sergeant Wilkins becomes increasingly exasperated after four inept policemen join his staff during a flu epidemic and cause chaos while on the beat.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergeant Frank Wilkins
Sidney James
Constable Benson
Kenneth Williams
Sergeant Laura Moon
Hattie Jacques
Inspector Mills
Eric Barker
Constable Charlie Constable
Kenneth Connor
Special Constable Gorse
Charles Hawtrey
Constable Potter
Leslie Phillips
Policewoman Gloria Passworthy
Joan Sims
Sally Barry
Shirley Eaton
Constable Thurston
Cyril Chamberlain
Mrs May
Joan Hickson
Distraught woman
Irene Handl

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy