Operation Bullshine

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Operation Bullshine
Original film poster
Directed by Gilbert Gunn
Produced by Frank Godwin
Written by Anne Burbnaby
Rupert Lang
Gilbert Gunn
Starring Donald Sinden
Barbara Murray
Carole Lesley
Music by Laurie Johnson
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Edward B. Jarvis
Distributed by Associated British Picture Corporation
Release dates
30 June 1959
Running time
84 mins.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Operation Bullshine is a 1959 British colour comedy film directed by Gilbert Gunn and starring Donald Sinden, Barbara Murray and Carole Lesley.[1] The working title of the film was Girls in Arms that features in the film as a marching song.[2] Gunn had filmed Girls at Sea the previous year. The new title comes from the frenzied activity preparing for their brigadier's surprise inspection. The film features 1956 Olympic swimmer Judy Grinham as a physical training instructor. The film was released in the USA in 1963 by Seven Arts Productions.


During World War II, a Royal Artillery officer is assigned to an anti-aircraft battery that is filled with female soldiers of the Auxiliary Territorial Service. His wife who has enlisted is mistakenly posted to the battery in violation of regulations of husbands and wives serving together in the same formation. She becomes jealous of what she perceives as his paying too much attention to the other Auxiliary Territorial Service women.



The film was the tenth most popular movie at the British box office in 1959.[3]


  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/45250
  2. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=557491&category=Notes
  3. ^ "Year Of Profitable British Films." Times [London, England] 1 Jan. 1960: 13. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.

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