STARRING: Brian Reece (Captain Harper), Margot Grahame (Wanda Sinclair), Raymond Huntley (Colonel Bellamy), Sidney James (Ed Waggermeyer), Tony Hancock (Lieutenant Wilfred Cartroad), Peter Sellers (Private Goffin), Clive Morton (Lieutenant General Sir Cuthbert Grahame Foxe), June Thorburn (Veronica Bellamy), Maureen Swanson (Joanne Delamere), and Donald Pleasence (Lance Corporal Martin)
DIRECTOR: David Paltenghi SCREENPLAY: Donald Taylor and Geoffrey Orme (based on the play by Ian Hay and Anthony Armstrong) ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE: Eric Sykes PRODUCER: Donald Taylor
Black and White
ORDERS ARE ORDERS
A review by THE MOTION PICTURE GUIDE ANNUAL
(out of 5)
A Hollywood film unit invades two British army barracks when the commanding officer is away. The officer suddenly turns up, putting a slight delay in the filming until the makers are able to charm him, using a pretty starlet, voluptuous blonde Grahame, into allowing them to continue. However, when an army big shot decides to make a snap inspection, the film unit is unable to explain its reasons for being in the camp. Except for a couple of decent comic performances, the good cast, including both Peter Sellers and Donald Pleasence in early roles, are wasted by the film's haphazard construction.