Private's Progress. Pte. Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael). Copyright: Charter Film Productions
Private's Progress

Private's Progress

  • 1956 film

Film starring Ian Carmichael as a young undergraduate who is conscripted into the British Army. Stars Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones and more.

Private's Progress. Image shows from L to R: Pte. Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael), Major Hitchcock (Terry-Thomas). Copyright: Charter Film Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1956
Stars
Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones, William Hartnell, Thorley Walters, Jill Adams and more
Writers
Frank Harvey and John Boulting
Director
John Boulting
Producer
Roy Boulting
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It's 1942 and in the middle of his studies, Stanley Windrush is called up to join the forces. Of a respectable family, he's naturally assumed to be Officer material, but quickly proves to be a particularly feckless new recruit and soon flunks out of the officer training course and is stationed as a regular Private at a quiet camp where he can be of no bother.

There, Windrush befriends a fellow Private, crafty layabout Cox. It's not long before the pair are drafted into a division under the command of Brigadier Tracepurcel, Stanley's uncle, who's planning a daring raid far behind enemy lines to liberate a hoard of precious works of art and treasures that've been confiscated by the Nazis.

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
106 minutes
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed and directed by John Addison and played by the Sinfonia of London.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Monday 25th October 2021 at 3:00pm on TPTV
  • Friday 9th July 2021 at 6:00am on TPTV
  • Thursday 26th November 2020 at 2:30pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • Shepperton Studios

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