Carry On Constable

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"Oh! What a Carry On When that Crazy Bunch Join the Police Force"
  • 1960
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.2  (2,802)

Carry On Constable is a classic British comedy film that hit theaters in 1960. The movie is part of the Carry On series, which includes numerous films that ran in the UK for over 20 years. The film stars several comedians who have become synonymous with the Carry On brand, including Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, and Eric Barker. The movie revolves around the fictional Bray Police Force, which is based in a small village in the English countryside. The film opens with an aging police officer, Sergeant Wilkins (played by Eric Barker) being forced to retire after 30 years of service. He is replaced by a fresh-faced young constable named Benson (played by Kenneth Connor). Wilkins is disappointed to be leaving his post, and he urges Benson to prove himself as a worthy officer.

Meanwhile, the other officers in the police station - led by Sergeant Frank Wilkins (played by Sidney James) - are more concerned with their own personal issues. Constable Benson is immediately smitten with a young woman named Delia King (played by Shirley Eaton), whom he meets while on duty. Sergeant Wilkins is trying to plan a golfing holiday with his buddies, Constables Slowbottom (played by Charles Hawtrey) and Green (played by Kenneth Williams). However, their plans are disrupted when they discover a group of thieves planning a heist in the village.

As the officers try to catch the thieves and prevent the crime, they find themselves embroiled in a series of humorous mishaps and misunderstandings. Benson struggles to impress Delia and prove his worth as a police officer, while Sergeant Wilkins deals with drama in his personal life. Along the way, the characters are joined by a number of eccentric villagers and visitors, including a troupe of traveling actors and a Frenchman who doesn't speak English.

The film's humor is rooted in both physical comedy and witty one-liners. The performances by the cast are silly and over-the-top, but always charming. Sidney James is particularly notable for his comedic timing and facial expressions, which are expertly utilized throughout the film. Kenneth Williams and Eric Barker are also strong in their roles, providing a blend of slapstick and dry humor.

Carry On Constable is a quintessential example of a British comedy from the 1960s. The film is light-hearted and goofy, but it also has a certain warmth and charm that has kept it popular with audiences for over 60 years. The movie's many sequels may have diluted the original's impact, but this first entry in the Carry On series remains a beloved classic that has stood the test of time.

In conclusion, Carry On Constable is a must-see for any fans of classic British comedy. The film is a staple of the Carry On franchise and a defining example of the genre. Its cast, led by the talented Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, and Eric Barker, delivers a series of hilariously zany performances that are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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    1 hr 26 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,802)