HOME |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
In Order of Disappearance
Charlotte's Web
Meg, The
Christmas Blood
Equalizer 2, The
1985
Mowgli
Ski School
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Age of Shadows, The
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Othello
First Reformed
Red White and Zero
Death Wish
Cry Wilderness
Heiresses, The
Millhouse: A White Comedy
Skyscraper
Born of Fire
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Lucia
Yanks
Sweet November
Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The
Real Men
Shoplifters
Redeemer
Incredibles 2
Big House, The
   
 
Newest Articles
A Name to Conjure With: David Nixon's Magic Box on DVD
Which 1950s Sci-Fi was Scariest? Invaders from Mars vs The Blob
The Empire Strikes Back: Khartoum vs Carry On Up the Khyber
Stan and Ollie's Final Folly: Atoll K on Blu-ray
The Big Grapple: Escape from New York and Its Influence
The Conquest of Everett: The Kenny Everett Video Show on DVD
Bout for the Count: Hammer's Dracula in the 1970s
Nopes from a Small Island: Mistreatment of American Stars in British Films
You Know, For Kids: Children's Film Foundation Bumper Box
If He Were a Carpenter and It Was the 80s: The Fog, Prince of Darkness and They Live
Tee-Hee, It's 80s Sci-Fi Horror: Night of the Comet, The Stuff and Night of the Creeps
Chance of a Ghost: The Uninvited and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
3 Simian Slashers: Phenomena, Link and Monkey Shines
When is a Jackie Chan Movie Not a Jackie Chan Movie? Armour of God and City Hunter
Anytime Anywhere: The Complete Goodies at the BBC Episode Guide Part 2
   
 
  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

 

This review has been viewed 8166 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 

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.

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which star do you think makes the best coffee?
Emma Stone
Anna Kendrick
Michelle Rodriguez
Sir Patrick Stewart
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Graeme Clark
Stately Wayne Manor
George White
Paul Smith
Andrew Pragasam
Darren Jones
Aseels Almasi
Rashed Ali
   

 

Last Updated: