Orders Are Orders

Orders Are Orders

David Paltenghi (1954)

74min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A play from the 1930s was dug up to provide the basis for this army comedy, which pokes fun at American producers coming to Britain to make cheap science-fiction movies. The film is chiefly of interest today because of the amount of radio talent involved. Brian Reece, who had just finished a long run as PC49, stars, and up-and-coming Peter Sellers and Tony Hancock lend support, while even Eric Sykes was brought in to pep up the corny old script.

Summary

A military officer resents a film crew shooting on his barracks, so persuades them to use a haunted house as a location instead. Comedy, starring Brian Reece and Margot Grahame.

Cast & Crew

Private Goffin Peter Sellers
Ed Waggermeyer Sidney James
Capt Harper Brian Reece
Wanda Sinclair Margot Grahame
Col Bellamy Raymond Huntley
Lt Wilfrid Cartroad Tony Hancock
Gen Grahame-Fox Clive Morton
Veronica Bellamy June Thorburn
Private Slee Bill Fraser
Lance Cpl Martin Donald Pleasence
Private Waterhouse Eric Sykes
Director David Paltenghi
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video
Comedy