The Virgin Soldiers. Image shows from L to R: Phillipa Raskin (Lynn Redgrave), Brigg (Hywel Bennett). Copyright: Columbia Pictures.

The Virgin Soldiers

1969 British comedy film about National Servicemen. Stars Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport, Rachel Kempson, Tsai Chin and others.

The Virgin Soldiers. Image shows from L to R: Brigg (Hywel Bennett), Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). Copyright: Columbia Pictures.

The Virgin Soldiers

Comic war movie following the exploits of a bunch of National Service conscripts serving in Singapore in the 1950s

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Creator
Leslie Thomas
Starring
Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport, Rachel Kempson, Tsai Chin, Christopher Timothy, Jack Shepherd, Michael Gwynn and others
Writers
John Hopkins and John McGrath
Director
John Dexter
Producers
Leslie Gilliat and Ned Sherrin

Comedy-drama about a group of conscripted soldiers serving in Singapore in the 1950s. Young and inexperienced, the men have yet to prove themselves in bed and battle - and seem to be failing miserably at both.

Foremost amongst the bunch is Private Brigg, who first encounters prostitute Juicy Lucy, then Sergeant Major's daughter Phillipa Raskin, and finally the enemy, in the form of armed guerillas who lay seige to the barracks.

Production Details

UK certificate
X
Duration
99 minutes
Release date
October 1969
Produced
October - December 1967
Premiere
Wednesday 15th October 1969
Distributor

Columbia Pictures

Production companies
Laugh track
None

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