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Stand Up Virgin Soldiers

Stand Up Virgin Soldiers

Comedy drama sequel in which a group of National Service conscripts face an additional 6 months' service

Genre
Film
Released
1977
Starring
Robin Askwith, Nigel Davenport, George Layton, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Robin Nedwell, Edward Woodward, Irene Handl and others
Writer
Leslie Thomas
Director
Norman Cohen
Producer
Greg Smith

The unabated delight of a group of National Service conscripts serving with the army in Singapore to be returning to dear old Blighty is cut cruelly short when, half way out of the camp's gate, the government back at home announces all recruits must serve an additional 6 months.

After a full two years spent in the sweltering heat of the jungle already, this isn't what any of the boys were hoping to hear and it's not long before there are a few tears of frustration shed. Their situation is made all the worse by the continued presence of Sergeant Wellbeloved, and before long the arrival of a new Lieutenant - a man who even describes himself as "a bit of a shit".

However, it's not all downhill for the boys. There's a British hospital nearby, which means a steady stream of lovely English nurses to attempt to woo, and for Private Brigg there are always the reasonably priced services of local girl 'Juicy Lucy'!

With Christmas just around the corner it looks likely to be a tough few months, but the boys are just concerned with staying alive and getting home in one piece.

Production Details

Tagline
England expects that every man will do his duty!
UK certificate
AA
Duration
91 minutes
Release date
1977
Premiere
Wednesday 16th March 1977 at the Columbia Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Production company
Laugh track
None

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