Orders Are Orders

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.[2] It was a remake of the 1933 film Orders Is Orders.[3]

Orders Are Orders
Directed byDavid Paltenghi
Produced byDonald Taylor
Written byGeoffrey Orme
Donald Taylor
Eric Sykes (additional dialogue)
Based onA play by Anthony Armstrong and Ian Hay
StarringBrian Reece
Peter Sellers
Tony Hancock
Sid James
Music byStanley Black
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byJoseph Sterling
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date
  • 8 May 1955 (1955-05-08)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£84,148 (UK)[1]


A film production company decides to make a new science fiction film in 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.


Media releases

The film was released on region two DVD in 2007.[4]

Critical reception


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
  2. "Orders Are Orders | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. Orders Are Orders on IMDb
  4. "Comedy Classics - Orders are Orders [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Peter Sellers, Sid James, Tony Hancock, David Paltenghi: DVD & Blu-ray". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  5. "Orders Are Orders Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Orders Are Orders |". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. "Orders Are Orders | review, synopsis, book tickets, showtimes, movie release date |". Time Out London. Retrieved 8 April 2014.

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