I Only Arsked!

I Only Arsked! is a 1958 British comedy film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Medwin and Alfie Bass.[1] It was based on the television series The Army Game and was made by Hammer Films.[2] Slapstick ensues when inept army recruits are transferred to a post in the Middle East.

I Only Arsked!
British quad poster
Directed byMontgomery Tully
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Screenplay bySid Colin
Jack Davies
StarringBernard Bresslaw
Michael Medwin
Alfie Bass
Music byBenjamin Frankel
CinematographyLionel Banes
Edited byJames Needs
Alfred Cox
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • 11 November 1958 (1958-11-11) (London, UK)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

Allmovie wrote, "The level of humor in I Only Arsked! will perhaps best be appreciated by fans of the original series";[3] while TV Guide noted "An enjoyable British slapstick comedy."[4]


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