Writer Leslie Thomas revisits his Malayan war memoirs but this time the result is more akin to “Confessions of a National Serviceman”.
1950: a group of British soldiers are stationed at Tanglin Barracks in Singapore for their National Service.
Despondent at the thought of fighting guerrillas in the jungle, Privates Brigg and Jacobs turn their attentions to the local girls. Two nurses attract their interest.
Nigel Davenport returns from the original The Virgin Soldiers (1966), but Robin Askwith is a crude substitute for Hywel Bennett and the lavatorial humour sits uneasily alongside the stabs at drama.
Look for Pamela Stephenson in an early film role.
John Le Mesurier
Fiesta Mei Ling