Carry On Teacher

Carry On Teacher

Gerald Thomas (1959)

82min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The third in the Carry On series is a gentle comedy about the concerted efforts of both the pupils and staff of Maudlin Street School to dissuade headmaster Ted Ray from accepting a post elsewhere. The pranks are Bash Street Kids' calibre and raise few laughs, but the staff-room infighting is good value, with drama teacher Kenneth Williams and educational psychologist Leslie Phillips squabbling with maths teacher Hattie Jacques over corporal punishment, and gym mistress Joan Sims feuding with school assessor Rosalind Knight over weedy Kenneth Connor. Ray comes across as something of a prig and a cloying sentimentality dogs the whole affair, but it's still fun.

Summary

A headmaster hopes to land a more prestigious job at a better school, but his pupils do not want him to leave. When two inspectors pay a visit, the mischievous students see a chance to sabotage his career plans with a series of pranks. Comedy, starring Ted Ray, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams.

Cast & Crew

William Wakefield Ted Ray
Gregory Adams Kenneth Connor
Michael Bean Charles Hawtrey
Edwin Milton Kenneth Williams
Sarah Allcock Joan Sims
Grace Short Hattie Jacques
Alistair Grigg Leslie Phillips
Alf Hudson Cyril Chamberlain
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Beaconsfield Films LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy