Carry On Teacher is the third Carry On film, released in 1959. It features Ted Ray in his only Carry On role, a young Richard O'Sullivan and a young Larry Dann, making the first of his four Carry On appearances.
Two school inspectors (Phillips and Knight) come to the school to assess the performance of the staff in controlling the children. It is a constant battle between the kids and the teachers, with some teachers like Miss Short (Jacques) favouring the 'hard-hitting' method while others such as Mr.Milton (Williams) favouring a less disciplinary approach. The pupils hear that their headmaster (Ray) is planning to apply for a new post, and they want him to stay. There is a 'blossoming romance' story thread and the kids have fun sabotaging a piano, a rocket, and a play.
During the filming, Charles Hawtrey's mother would often visit the set. While enjoying a cigarette, she accidentally dropped lit ash from the cigarette into her handbag. Joan Sims, who was the first to spot the incident, yelled, "Charlie, Charlie, your mother's bag is on fire!". Charles Hawtrey poured his cup of tea into the bag, snapped it shut, and carried on chatting.
Interiors: Stages A and B - Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England
Exteriors: Maudlin Street School (Drayton Green Primary School, Drayton Grove, West Ealing, London, W13) - the name of the school was later alluded to by Morrissey in the song "Late Night, Maudlin Street".
9 March 1959 to 17 April 1959