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  Carry On Teacher Buy this film here.
Year: 1959
Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Ted Ray, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Richard O'Sullivan
Genre: Comedy
Rating:  6 (from 4 votes)
Review: The school inspectors are on their way, and Ted Ray, headmaster of Maudlin Street School, has a problem. His school is run by the students, and the teachers are more or less happy to just keep going - until Ray declares his desire to move on to another school. The pupils actually like the teachers deep down, and believe that by sabotaging the inspection, they'll make their beloved Headmaster unemployable anywhere else, and he'll be forced to stay....

Carry On Teacher is one of the earlier movies in the series, and the job of script-writer for the first six outings fell to Norman Hudis. His screenplays portrayed a gentler, more 'english' time, when the blokes were gentlemen and the birds were demure ladies (on the whole). You'll find little of the bawdy seaside-postcard humour of Talbot Rothwell here, but there's still glimpses of genius to be found. And it's easy to see how Hudis became one of the most widely used screenwriters of the sixties, with credits on Hawaii Five-O, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Marcus Welby MD., McCloud, and Cannon on his resume.

The usual crowd are gathering here, with teachers Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Connor arguing, laughing, drinking, and plotting their way through a very enjoyable 90 minutes.

This is a good movie - nothing spectacular, but it marks the beginning of the 'golden age' of Carry Ons, and deserves it's place in the Hall Of Fame.
Reviewer: Paul Shrimpton

 

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Gerald Thomas  (1920 - 1993)

British director responsible for every film in the Carry On series. Started as an assistant editor before debuting with the childrens' film Circus Friends. Thriller Timelock followed, but the success of 1958’s bawdy Carry On Sergeant launched one of the most successful series in British cinema. Thomas directed 30 Carry On films up until 1978’s Carry On Emmannuelle, returning in 1992 to deliver his final film, Carry On Columbus. Other films include the Carry On-esque Nurse on Wheels and The Big Job, plus the big screen version of Bless this House.

 
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