Carry On Sergeant is a 1958 comedy film starring William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse and Eric Barker; It is the first Carry On film. The film was based on a play The Bull Boys by R. F. Delderfield and was adapted into a script by Norman Hudis with John Antrobus contributing additional material. It was directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers, a partnership which would last until 1978. Actors in this film, who went on to be part of the regular team in the series, were Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor and Terry Scott. The first public screening was on 1 August 1958 at Screen One, in London.
Carry On series
Carry on Sergeant had not been conceived as the start of a movie series; only after the film's surprising success did the producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas set about planning a further project. After reusing the Carry On prefix and some cast members in their next project Carry On Nurse (1959) and having success with that film, the Carry On series of films evolved.
The First Ever Carry On Movie
Fall in for the first ever film in the highly acclaimed Carry On comedy series - now a british institution.
Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey are prankish misfits who become the hilarious bane of an Army Officer's existence when he makes a bet he will turn them into Star Award soldiers - or bust!
- William Hartnell as Sergeant Grimshawe
- Bob Monkhouse as Charlie Sage
- Shirley Eaton as Mary Sage
- Eric Barker as Captain Potts
- Dora Bryan as Nora
- Bill Owen as Corporal Copping
- Charles Hawtrey as Peter Golightly
- Kenneth Connor as Horace Strong
- Kenneth Williams as James Bailey
- Terence Longdon as Miles Heywood
- Norman Rossington as Herbert Brown
- Gerald Campion as Andy Galloway
- Hattie Jacques as Captain Clark
- Cyril Chamberlain as Gun Sergeant
- Terry Scott as Sergeant O'Brien
Sergeant • Nurse • Teacher • Constable • Regardless • Cruising • Cabby • Jack
• Spying • Cleo • Cowboy • Screaming! • Don't Lose Your Head • Follow That Camel • Doctor • Up The Khyber • Camping • Again Doctor • Up The Jungle • Loving • Henry • At Your Convenience • Matron
• Abroad • Girls • Dick
• Behind • England • That's... • Emmannuelle • Columbus