Somewhere in Camp

Somewhere in Camp is a 1942 British comedy film directed by John E. Blakeley and starring Frank Randle, Harry Korris and Robbie Vincent.[1] The film continues the adventures of Private Randle from the 1940 film Somewhere in England. It was followed in 1943 by Somewhere on Leave.

Somewhere in Camp
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Directed byJohn E. Blakeley
Produced byJohn E. Blakeley
Written byAnthony Toner
Roney Parsons
StarringFrank Randle
Harry Korris
Robbie Vincent
Music byAlbert W. Stanbury
Percival Mackey and His Band (music performed by)
Arthur Mertz (Lyrics Specially Written by)
CinematographyStephen Dade
Edited byCharles Knott
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (U.K.)
Release date
February 1942 (U.K.)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Three army Privates (Frank Randle, Robbie Vincent and Dan Young) and their Sergeant (Harry Korris) devise a scheme to help Private Trevor (John Singer) woo the Commanding Officer's daughter (Jean Rivers). All efforts fail until Sergeant Korris drags up as a love-struck housekeeper.


  • Frank Randle - Pte. Randle
  • Harry Korris - Sgt. Korris
  • Robbie Vincent - Pte. Enoch
  • Dan Young - Pte. Young
  • John Singer - Pte. Jack Trevor
  • Antoinette Lupino - Jean Rivers
  • Peggy Novak - Mrs Rivers
  • Clifford Buckton - Colonel Rivers
  • Anthony Bazell - Captain Brown
  • Gus Aubrey - Captain Lofty
  • Ernest Dale - Private Dale
  • Arthur Wilton - Private Wilton
  • Billy Pardoe - Lt. Appleby
  • Clifford Cobb - Dental M.O.
  • Brian Herbert - Corporal Reed
  • Arthur Denton - Charlie the Lodger
  • Ronnie Kay - Randle, Jnr
  • Keith Shepherd - Police Inspector
  • Esme Lewis - Nurse to M.O.
  • Vi Kaley - Maid in Sketch
  • Nora Gordon - Matron
  • Roma Rice - Girl Lodger
  • Evie Carcroft - Mrs Korris
  • Edna Wood - Lady at the Dance

Critical reception

The Spinning Image wrote, "It would be easy to dismiss Randle's films as crude, basic and cheaply made. They are all these things, but they also preserve the work of a great character comedian and hero to thousands. They should be viewed for what they were, mass entertainment with no frills, and Randle's memory should be treasured as an outstanding example of the popular culture of his day";[2] while TV Guide called it "A lively music-hall adventure...Eighty eight minutes of episodic silliness and tolerable musical numbers."[3]



  • Rattigan, Neil. This is England: British film and the People's War, 1939-1945. Associated University Presses, 2001.

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