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    I own Kenneth Williams battle dress jacket from Carry On Sergeant and it also has the character name Lance Corporal Taylor written inside.

    I wondered if any war film buffs could identify which film he appears in?

  • #2
    IMDb comes up with two entries for a character called Corporal Taylor, both in titles called "The Small Back Room". There is a film version with Cyril Cusack (1949) and a BBC TV play with Nigel Arkwright (1959). The two stories are not related. Could it be either of those?
    Last edited by StoneAgeMan; 13th May 2017, 10:24 AM. Reason: clarified

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    • #3
      Does the garment come from a costumiers like Bermans & Nathans? Or was it made at a studio? Does it have any other clues?

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      • #4
        Ooh, I just noticed that it the film version is Powell and Pressburger, and that the storyline summary on IMDb is written by none other than Steve Crook, the senior administrator of Britmovie. Small world eh!

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        • #5
          Is this the jacket? [IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","height":"350","width":"608","src":"https:\/\/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com\/images\/M\/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"}[/IMG2]



          [IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com\/images\/M\/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"}[/IMG2]



          Well, this is annoying. The images show up in the preview screen, but not when I select the "save" button. Is there a setting on this particular sub-forum that disables hyperlinks?
          Last edited by StoneAgeMan; 13th May 2017, 10:13 AM. Reason: tried two variations on posting an image, neither worked for me...

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=captainfearless;n4744]I own Kenneth Williams battle dress jacket from Carry On Sergeant and it also has the character name Lance Corporal Taylor written inside.

            I wondered if any war film buffs could identify which film he appears in?[/QUOTE]
            Hello Captain Fearless,
            What makes you think that it's a Kenneth Williams battle dress jacket? Or that it's from Carry On Sergeant?
            Kenneth Williams has never played a character called Taylor.
            There's nobody called Taylor in Carry On Sergeant

            Steve


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            • StoneAgeMan
              StoneAgeMan commented
              Editing a comment
              I took that to mean that he has a jacket known to have been worn by Williams, which also has another character name stitched into it, suggesting that it was used in another (or more) films.

          • #7
            [QUOTE=StoneAgeMan;n4765]Ooh, I just noticed that it the film version is Powell and Pressburger, and that the storyline summary on IMDb is written by none other than Steve Crook, the senior administrator of Britmovie. Small world eh![/QUOTE]

            In The Small Back Room Cpl. (not Lance Corporal) Taylor was played by Cyril Cusack. But he was a back room boy and never wore a uniform, battle dress jacket or otherwise

            Steve

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            • #8
              Although I may be totally off course with those two suggestions (neither of which shared a studio with Carry On Sergeant), it is tempting to imagine which of those two actors could share a jacket with Kenneth Williams. On the basis of the available pictures, I'd go with Nigel Arkwright, whose entry on IMDb shows a busy career in small parts that was cut short when he died at the age of 42, at Elstree Studios.
              Aveleyman shows Nigel Arkwright in 1962 looking like this;
              [IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","height":"240","width":"320","src":"http:\/\/www.aveleyman.com\/Gallery\/ActorsA\/tve61177-19621229-26.jpg"}[/IMG2]

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              • #9
                [QUOTE=StoneAgeMan;n4766][IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","src":"https:\/\/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com\/images\/M\/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"}[/IMG2]

                Well, this is annoying. The images show up in the preview screen, but not when I select the "save" button. Is there a setting on this particular sub-forum that disables hyperlinks?[/QUOTE]

                Not known. But they seem to work in some forum areas but not in others.

                But I can tell you that the way that you are adding images seems to be badly screwed up. How exactly are you adding them?

                Steve

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                • #10
                  Thanks for the interest Steve, I'll try and give all the details.

                  I wrote a post that started with the text "Is this the jacket?" (which is post #5 on this thread).
                  After that text I clicked on the icon that has a "[U]A[/U]" symbol (Toggle Advanced Editor)
                  I clicked on the symbol that contains a landscape view (image)
                  I pasted the URL of the image I wanted to display - I had used "Copy Image Location" while displaying a picture shown on the photo page for Carry On Sergeant, at IMDb.
                  I clicked the box to remove the tick from "Retrieve remote file and reference locally"
                  I then selected "OK" and the image appeared in my edit window as I wanted it to be. The next step was to "POST REPLY". When I did that, the post was added to the thread with a load of text where I expected the image to be.
                  I noticed that the html code that appeared on the screen used the tag of IMG2 within square brackets, so I tried manually entering it with IMG between square brackets and the same thing happened. In fact, the text that appears in post #5 makes it look like I entered IMG2.

                  So maybe it is because of the URL that I am using from IMDb. Perhaps it is blocking itself, or something.


                  [IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","height":"350","width":"608","src":"https:\/\/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com\/images\/M\/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"}[/IMG2]

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                  • #11
                    Oh look, in the post above (#10), it wouldn't even let me use an underline.

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                    • #12


                      [URL="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1MzQ@._V1_.jpg[/URL]

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                      • #13
                        Here's a funny thing.
                        If you look at the post #12, you'll see a load of text that says

                        opensquarebracket URL="LongAddressWithFilename.jpg" closesquarebracket LongAddressWithFilename.jpg opensquarebracket forwardslash URL closequarebracket

                        That was what I was using for the address for the image I wanted to display. I didn't expect it to say the same filename twice. I didn't expect it to have URL tags on it.

                        Now if I try to edit that post, the editor window "sees" the url tags and displays the text as just the filename but with blue text and underlined.

                        So again, the edit window is able to use html tags and works with them, but the posted message does not.
                        Last edited by StoneAgeMan; 13th May 2017, 01:45 PM.

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                        • #14
                          [QUOTE=StoneAgeMan;n4804]So maybe it is because of the URL that I am using from IMDb. Perhaps it is blocking itself, or something. [IMG2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","height":"350","width":"608","src":"https:\/\/images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com\/images\/M\/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"}[/IMG2]


                          [/QUOTE]

                          But the URL you're using isn't from the IMDb, it's from Amazon

                          [URL="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMmRmYjIyMmMtNmM5OS00MDE1LThhYTEtMjAzMDQ5YzgwZWQ5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjE3NjA1MzQ@._V1_.jpg"]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1MzQ@._V1_.jpg[/URL]


                          Steve

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                          • #15
                            Different picture (also from IMDb for Carry On Sergeant)
                            [URL=http://s847.photobucket.com/user/Tripi_of_the_North/media/kenneth%20williams_2.jpg.html][IMG]http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab39/Tripi_of_the_North/kenneth%20williams_2.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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