Privates on Parade (film)

For the play, see Privates on Parade.
Privates on Parade
Directed by Michael Blakemore
Written by Peter Nichols (play)
Starring John Cleese
David Bamber
Denis Quilley
Bruce Payne
Music by Denis King
Cinematography Ian Wilson
Edited by Jim Clark
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release dates
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget under ₤2 million[1]

Privates on Parade is a 1982 film adaptation of the Peter Nichols play of the same name about a fictional – and mostly gay – military entertainment group, the "Song and Dance Unit, Southeast Asia" assembled to entertain the troops in the Malayan jungle during the Malayan Emergency.[2]

Cast and characters


  1. Robert Sellers, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: The Inside Story of HandMade Films, Metro 2003, pp. 121–131
  2. Sandra Brennan (2009). "Privates on Parade". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 2009-02-16.

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