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Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material, but befriends wily Private Percival Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too - and they are both soon working for him, behind the enemy lines.

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  1. John Boulting

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Alan Hackney


  3. Frank Harvey


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  1. Ian Carmichael

    Ian Carmichael

    Pte. Stanley Windrush

  2. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Pvt. Percival Henry Cox

  3. Terry-Thomas


    Major Hitchcock

  4. John Le Mesurier

    John Le Mesurier


  5. William Hartnell

    William Hartnell

    Sgt. Sutton

  6. Dennis Price

    Dennis Price

    Brig. Bertram Tracepurcel

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • July 23, 1956



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