The Virgin Soldiers

The Virgin Soldiers

Director: John Dexter Cast: Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport


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The Virgin Soldiers

This situation comedy finds rookie soldiers of the British Army trying to cope with military life while stationed in Malaya. Brigg (Hywel Bennett) is a young clerk who falls for the local school teacher Phillipa (Lynn Redgrave), the daughter of Royal Sergeant Major Raskin (Nigel Patrick). Brigg loses his virginal status in an encounter with the prostitute Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin), while Phillipa also becomes sexually active for the first time. The film strikes a nice balance between comedy and serious drama as the soldiers are put to the test when a train wreck necessitates their involvement, and later several soldiers try to get sick leave by requesting circumcisions. Brigg and Phillipa finally get together when a bombing raid puts them in close proximity in this engaging military comedy. The Kinks' Ray Davies wrote the title track.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2012
UPC: 0043396396890
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 37,404

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lynn Redgrave Phillipa Raskin
Hywel Bennett Private Brigg
Nigel Davenport St. Driscoll
Nigel Patrick Regimental Sergeant Major Raskin
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Raskin
Jack Shepherd Sgt. Wellbeloved
Michael Gwynn Lt. Col. Bromley-Pickering
Tsai Chin Juicy Lucy
Don Hawkins Tasker
Geoffrey Hughes Landry
Roy Holder Fenwick
Riggs O'Hara Sinclair
Gregory Phillips Foster
Wayne Sleep Villiers
Peter Kelly Sandy Jacobs
Robert Bridges Sgt. Fred Organ
James Cosmo Waller
Dudley Jones Doctor
Brenda Bruce Nursing Sister
Matthew Guinness Maj. Cusper
David Bowie Actor
Graham Crowden Medical Officer
Jolyon Jackley Lance Cpl. Browning
Barbara Keogh WRAC
Christopher Timothy Cpl. Brook

Technical Credits
John Dexter Director
Thelma Connell Editor
Ray Davies Score Composer
Carl Foreman Executive Producer
Leslie Gilliat Producer
Peter Greenwell Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ken Higgins Cinematographer
John Hopkins Screenwriter
Roy Hyde Sound/Sound Designer
Ian La Frenais Screenwriter
Phil Leakey Makeup
John McGrath Screenwriter
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Ned Sherrin Producer
Frank White Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Virgin Soldiers
1. Chapter 1 [9:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:32]
3. Chapter 3 [10:19]
4. Chapter 4 [10:07]
5. Chapter 5 [9:52]
6. Chapter 6 [9:48]
7. Chapter 7 [10:19]
8. Chapter 8 [9:48]
9. Chapter 9 [9:42]
10. Chapter 10 [5:19]

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