"This is one of these new mixed batteries"
"So that's what the Brigadier meant when he said that this battery was an experiment"
"Experiment, Sir? They do not need to experiment. They gets at it right away and all the time".
"It's the biggest bang of the war"
Running Time - 89m Colour Certificate - AA Budget - £250,000 UK Release - October 1976 Shot - 3 May 1976 - 4 June 1976
Foreign Titles Germany - Saviour of the Nation Finland - Lets Go England Italy - Mixed Barracks
The Stars Kenneth Connor
Cpt S Melly
Cpt Melly's Driver
The Crew Producer
Ernest Steward BSc
Back to where we started in 1958 with Sergeant but the subject content couldnt be more different. Captain S Melly is sent to a new type of mixed barracks to whip the men (and unusually in this barracks, the women) into shape. As the previous Commander found out, the recruits arent very keen on discipline or anyone disturbing their extra-curricular nightly activities, but when Melly attempts this they fight back.
This is a Carry On in name only. Not only is it sorely missing its major stars and the theatrics that Williams, James and Hawtrey brought to previous films, it is just not funny. Windsor Davies reprises his role from It Aint Half Hot Mum and the comic skills of Patrick Mower are non-existent. Kenneth Connor is miscast in the role of S Melly playing an anti-hero that is not really his forte and this showed in the poor box office takings and is way way below average.