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.

Press clippings

A satirical antidote to the stiff-upper-lip war films of the 40s and 50s. This is more the province of a Carry On Marching, with naive national serviceman Ian Carmichael embarking on an unofficial raid on Germany to liberate Nazi-acquired art treasures. One of the great fighting platoons of British comedy - including Terry Thomas, Dennis Price and Richard Attenborough - work classic manoeuvres.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 30th May 2016

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