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Carry On Teacher (1959)

Carry on Teacher (original title)
Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Norman Hudis (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Connor ... Gregory Adams
Charles Hawtrey ... Michael Bean
Leslie Phillips ... Alistair Grigg
Joan Sims ... Sarah Allcock
Kenneth Williams ... Edwin Milton
Hattie Jacques ... Grace Short
Rosalind Knight Rosalind Knight ... Felicity Wheeler
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Alf Hudson
Ted Ray Ted Ray ... William 'Wakie' Wakefield, the Headmaster
Richard O'Sullivan ... Robin Stevens - Saboteur
George Howell George Howell ... Billy Haig - Saboteur
Diana Beevers Diana Beevers ... Penelope 'Penny' Lee - Saboteur
Jacqueline Lewis Jacqueline Lewis ... Pat Gordon - Saboteur
Roy Hines Roy Hines ... Harry Bird - Saboteur
Carol White ... Sheila Dale - Saboteur
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Storyline

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a plan - blacken his record in front of the Ministry Inspector and then he won't ever be able to get another job! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Nothing but nothing is funnier and spicier than . . . Carry On Teacher See more »

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Lauter liebenswerte Lehrer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Larry Dann plays the bespectacled school boy who raises his hand to be excused from Kenneth Williams's class and plays the timpani drum in Charles Hawtrey's orchestra. 16 years later he would play one of Williams's archaeology students in Carry On Behind. He also plays the lovesick Theodore Valentine in Carry On Emmannuelle. See more »

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Although several Internet sources refer to Mr. Wakefield as the school's headmaster, he is specifically stated at the start of the film to be the DEPUTY headmaster - the equivalent of a vice principal here in Canada - who is running the school due to the actual headmaster's illness. See more »

Quotes

Grace Short: Mr Wakefield, these children discovered you were planning to leave. They don't want you to leave. It's as simple as that. They feel, as does the entire school, that Maudlin Street wouldn't be the same without you. They thought of getting up a petition, but decided that wasn't certain to succeed. Besides such an action was considered by them to be soft, not the Maudlin Street way. So, with all the circumstances in their favour, they decided to make sure you would never obtain a post anywhere ...
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The Saboteurs... See more »

Connections

Followed by Carry On Cabby (1963) See more »

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"Ten Green Bottles' (uncredited)
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Sung in the music class
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Nice, clean fun
12 September 2002 | by gnbSee all my reviews

The third Carry On film in the series, Teacher still manages to maintain the gentle, clean fun of its predecessors.

Many of the favourites are present here (Williams, Hawtrey, Sims, Jacques, Connor) and are well at ease in the roles they would make their own for the next 20 odd years.

Kenneth Connor is a delight as the bumbling science teacher who finds himself falling for the prudish school's inspector while Leslie Phillips is as smooth as he ever was as the well-oiled child psychologist. Ding dong!

It is interesting to note here that at this early stage, it is Joan Sims who plays the blonde bombshell in the series - a much different role to the screaming, bawdy characters she would play later.

To sum up, Teacher is basically a series of set pieces in which the kids of Maudlin Street School, so desperate for their current headmaster not to leave, set about causing havoc so as to create a bad impression for the school inspectors.

Of course it's all harmless, St. Trinians meets Greyfriars fun and there's a happy ending too. In all, a great addition to the series.


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