|Orders Are Orders
Eric Sykes (additional dialogue)
|Orders Are Orders by Anthony Armstrong and Ian Hay
|British Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Orders Are Orders is a 1955 British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi, and featuring Brian Reece, Peter Sellers, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Raymond Huntley, and Bill Fraser. Eric Sykes contributed to the script and appears in a minor role. It was a remake of the film Orders Is Orders (1933), itself based on the play Orders Are Orders by Ian Hay and Anthony Armstrong.
A film production company decides to make a new space adventure film close to an army barracks, using the soldiers as extras. This does not go down well with the commanding officer, who attempts to make life as difficult as possible for the film crew.
The film was released on region two DVD in 2007.
TV Guide wrote: "except for a couple of decent comic performances, the good cast, including both Peter Sellers and Donald Pleasence in early roles, are wasted by the film's haphazard construction."
Time Out wrote: "just about worth suffering to see Tony Hancock in his film debut as the harassed bandmaster."