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Private's Progress

102 min | UK:97 min (re-issue) (1957)
Comedy | War
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John Boulting
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award.
Country: UK
Release Date: 1956-02-17
Filming Locations: Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK
Dennis Price
Brig. Bertram Tracepurcel
Ian Carmichael
Pte. Stanley Windrush
Major Hitchcock
Peter Jones
Arthur Egan
William Hartnell
Sgt. Sutton
Thorley Walters
Captain Bootle
Jill Adams
Prudence Greenslade
Ian Bannen
Private Horrocks
Victor Maddern
Private George Blake
Kenneth Griffith
Private Dai Jones
George Coulouris
Padre (in closing credits) (as George Colouris)
Derrick De Marney
Pat (in opening credits) (as Derrick de Marney)
Ronald Adam
Doctor at Medical
Miles Malleson
Mr. Windrush Snr.
Sally Miles
David King-Wood
Richard Attenborough
Private Cox
Brian Oulton
M.O. at Gravestone Camp
John Le Mesurier
Robert Raglan
General Tomlinson
Henry Oscar
Art Expert
Nicholas Bruce
German Officer
Henry B. Longhurst
Mr. Spottiswood (as Henry Longhurst)
John Warren
Sgt. Maj. Gradwick
Theodore Zichy
German Agent
Tom Bowan
NCO (uncredited)
Robert Bruce
Testing Officer (uncredited)
Edward Cast
Intellegence Officer (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain
Bit Part (uncredited)
Campbell Cotts
Officer at Lecture (uncredited)
Robert Dean
Naval Commander (uncredited)
Basil Dignam
Col. Martin (uncredited)
Edgar Driver
Nobby (uncredited)
Vince Edwards
German Officer (uncredited)
E.V.H. Emmett
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Eynon Evans
Ticket Collector (uncredited)
Gerald Fox
Face Ache (uncredited)
Irlin Hall
NAAFI Girl (uncredited)
John Harvey
RAF Officer at Headquarters (uncredited)
Frank Hawkins
Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
Glyn Houston
Corporal on Sick Call (uncredited)
Frederick Jaeger
German Sentry (uncredited)
Lloyd Lamble
Officer at Medical Hearing (uncredited)
Ludwik Lawinski
General von Lembeck (uncredited)
Christopher Lee
Major Schultz (uncredited)
David Lodge
Lance Corporal Parsons (uncredited)
Alec McCowen
2nd Medical Orderly (uncredited)
Jack McNaughton
Medical Orderly (uncredited)
Julia Nelson
ATS Sergeant (uncredited)
Wally Patch
Barman (uncredited)
Roy Purcell
Colonel at Checkpoint (uncredited)
Llewellyn Rees
2nd Art Expert (uncredited)
Trevor Reid
Adjutant (uncredited)
Patricia Somerset
ATS Clerk (uncredited)
Karel Stepanek
German Officer (uncredited)
Peter Stephens
Major Lench (uncredited)
Marianne Stone
Miss Sugden (uncredited)
Michael Ward
Sidney (uncredited)
Lockwood West
Detective (uncredited)
Patrick Westwood
Green - Driver (uncredited)
Peter Williams
Officer at Selection Board (uncredited)
Ian Wilson
Party Guest (uncredited)
Mickey Wood
Judo Instructor (uncredited)
Victor Wood
CO at Holding Depot (uncredited)
Did you know?
William Hartnell made a career out of playing tough military NCOs both in films and TV. However in real life he joined the Royal Armoured Corps in WW2 but was invalided out within 18 months due to a nervous breakdown.
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In addition to playing a German officer in the film (mostly speaking in English), Christopher Lee dubbed the voice of the Dennis Price character in the scenes where he is speaking in German.
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Maj. Hitchcock: As for you Windrush, you're an absolute rotter!
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Maj. Hitchcock: Good Lord - Windrush! What on earth are you doing dressed up as a Jerry? You're an absolute bounder.
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Photos from cast
Michael Trubshawe
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