Private's Progress is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John Boulting and starring Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Dennis Price, and Margaret Rutherford. The film is about a group of National Servicemen who are sent to a training camp in the middle of nowhere. The film follows their misadventures as they try to adjust to military life. The film is a satire of the British class system and the military establishment. It is also a comedy of manners, as the film pokes fun at the social conventions of the time. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it is considered one of the best British comedies of all time.

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Private’s Progress (1956)

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Private's Progress is a 1956 British comedy film directed by John Boulting and starring Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Dennis Price, and Margaret Rutherford. The film is about a group of National Servicemen who are sent to a training camp in the middle of nowhere. The film follows their misadventures as they try to adjust to military life. The film is a satire of the British class system and the military establishment. It is also a comedy of manners, as the film pokes fun at the social conventions of the time. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it is considered one of the best British comedies of all time.

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Cast
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Richard Attenborough

Private Cox
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Wally Patch

Barman (uncredited)
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Kenneth Griffith

Private Dai Jones (as Kenneth Griffiths)
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Glyn Houston

Corporal on Sick Call (uncredited)
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Christopher Lee

Major Schultz (uncredited)
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Victor Maddern

Private George Blake
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David Lodge

Lance Corporal Parsons (uncredited)
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Karel Stepanek

German Officer (uncredited)
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Chris Adcock

Fake German Soldier (uncredited)
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Maurice Bush

German Officer (uncredited)
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Jack Carter

German Officer (uncredited)
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Bill Cummings

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Ronald Adam

Doctor at Medical
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William Baskiville

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Steve Donahue

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Bill Rayment

Barman (uncredited)
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Lockwood West

Detective (uncredited)
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Ian Wilson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Nicholas Bruce

German Officer
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Robert Dean

Naval Commander (uncredited)
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Charles Rayford

Fake German Soldier (uncredited)
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Brian Oulton

M.O. at Gravestone Camp
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Peter Williams

Officer at Selection Board (uncredited)
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Miles Malleson

Mr. Windrush Snr.
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Lloyd Lamble

Officer at Medical Hearing (uncredited)
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Marianne Stone

Miss Sugden (uncredited)
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Julia Nelson

ATS Sergeant (uncredited)
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Peter Stephens

Major Lench (uncredited)
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Guy Standeven

Soldier (uncredited)
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Patricia Somerset

ATS Clerk (uncredited)
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Ian Selby

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Trevor Reid

Adjutant (uncredited)
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Llewellyn Rees

2nd Art Expert (uncredited)
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Roy Purcell

Colonel at Checkpoint (uncredited)
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Mickey Wood

Judo Instructor (uncredited)
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Cyril Chamberlain

Bit Part (uncredited)
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William Hartnell

Sgt. Sutton
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Derrick De Marney

Pat
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David King-Wood

Gerald
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Sally Miles

Catherine
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Michael Trubshawe

Col. Fanshawe
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Dennis Price

Brig. Bertram Tracepurcel
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Henry B. Longhurst

Mr. Spottiswood (as Henry Longhurst)
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Peter Jones

Arthur Egan
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Campbell Cotts

Officer at Lecture (uncredited)
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John Le Mesurier

Psychiatrist
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Terry-Thomas

Major Hitchcock
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Edward Cast

Intellegence Officer (uncredited)
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Robert Bruce

Testing Officer (uncredited)
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Tom Bowan

NCO (uncredited)
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Henry Oscar

Art Expert
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George Coulouris

Padre (as George Colouris)
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Theodore Zichy

German Agent
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Jill Adams

Prudence Greenslade
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Ian Bannen

Private Horrocks
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John Warren

Sgt. / Maj. Gradwick
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Thorley Walters

Captain Bootle
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Robert Raglan

General Tomlinson
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Victor Wood

CO at Holding Depot (uncredited)
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Ian Carmichael

Pte. Stanley Windrush
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Ludwik Lawinski

General von Lembeck (uncredited)
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Frederick Jaeger

German Sentry (uncredited)
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Alec McCowen

2nd Medical Orderly (uncredited)
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Frank Hawkins

Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
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Irlin Hall

NAAFI Girl (uncredited)
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Gerald Fox

Face Ache (uncredited)
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Eynon Evans

Ticket Collector (uncredited)
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E.V.H. Emmett

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Vince Edwards

German Officer (uncredited)
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Edgar Driver

Nobby (uncredited)
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John Harvey

RAF Officer at Headquarters (uncredited)
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Basil Dignam

Col. Martin (uncredited)
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Jack McNaughton

Medical Orderly (uncredited)
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Patrick Westwood

Green - Driver (uncredited)
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Michael Ward

Sidney (uncredited)
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Alf Casha

Party Guest (uncredited)
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James Ure

German Cyclist (uncredited)
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Joe Wadham

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Dennis Carnell

Private (uncredited)
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Jeff Silk

Private (uncredited)
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Dan Cressey

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mike Conner

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Derek Holmes

Private (uncredited)
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Fred Nicholas

Officer in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Joe Phelps

Sergeant (uncredited)
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Michael Beint

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Tom Clegg

German Soldier (uncredited)
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George Leech

German Soldier (uncredited)
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Fred Machon

Storeman (uncredited)
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Alec Mango

Philip at artist's party (uncredited)
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Jimmy Millar

Band Member (uncredited)
Crew
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John Boulting

Director
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John Boulting

Writer
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Frank Harvey

Writer
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Alan Hackney

Writer
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