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Carry On Films - Sixties City
The 'Carry On' films are the most successful series of British films ever made. Being peculiarly British, they particularly delighted in poking fun at British institutions such as Trade Unions, The National Health Service, The
   British Empire and The Monarchy, as well as sending up other cinematic successes such as Hammer Horror and James Bond. Like Hammer and Bond, their roots lie in an earlier decade but in the minds of many they all
      blossomed and reached their heyday in the Sixties, becoming as much a part of the swinging decade and embedded in the British culture as mini skirts, Mini Coopers and The Beatles.
The 'Carry On' films evolved
         almost as a celluloid form of pantomime, relying on a variety of contrived situations, visual slapstick and a constant flow of verbal one-liners for their humour, almost refining the pun to an art form. The reduction in
            sexual inhibitions and taboos triggered by the 'new freedom' of the Sixties allowed the series to blossom, using increasingly more risque visuals and double-entendres to become the cinematic equivalent of saucy
               postcards. The Sixties films pushed the boundaries of film censorship further forward in both sound and vision, but still mainly relied on the interpretation by their audience to extrude the humour of the situations in
                  whatever way they found to be most acceptable which is why, although not very 'PC' today, they are still well-loved.
Carry On Films - Sixties City
The series was born in 1958 with Carry On Sergeant which was adapted from the wartime stories of R.F. Delderfield and produced by Peter Rogers, who continued producing the entire output of
    Carry On films right through into the 21st century - 31 of them to date. The equally long-term responsibility for film direction lay with Gerald Thomas and the original aim of this remarkable
        partnership was to produce low-cost high-profit films, which therefore had to be completed as cheaply as possible.It was always intended that the films were to be a 'collective' performance
           with no individuals taking starring roles, thereby keeping the over-all cost of the acting cast to a reasonably low level but as the collection grew, the more regular performers inevitably
              became 'type-cast' as the 'Carry On team'.
Carry On Films - Sixties City

The leaders in this respect were Kenneth Williams (26 films), Joan Sims (24), Charles Hawtrey (23), Sid James (19), Hattie Jacques (14) and Barbara Windsor (10). It is interesting to note that the average wages for the regular 'top earners' in the Sixties was somewhere in the region of £3k to £5k per film, whereas 'guest stars' might earn three or four times as much. Michael Nightingale (13) made more Carry On appearances than any other member of the supporting cast, 4 of which were uncredited, and he appeared in two of the TV shows as well.

Although markedly different in subject matter, the regular actors became well-known for a particular type of 'persona' in each storyline. Another aspect of the humour was in the naming of the characters and over the course of the series we were introduced to unlikely participants such as Rodger De Lodgerly, Hengist Pod and his wife Senna, The Khasi of Kalabar, Inigo Tinkle, Esme Crowfoot, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond, Inspector Bung, Doctor Nookey, Socket the Butler, Bungit Din, Marshal P. Knutt and many others.

Most of the scripts were written by Talbot Rothwell who also wrote scripts for Frankie Howerd's hit TV series and film 'Up Pompeii!", in which the similarity of style can clearly be seen. The Rogers / Thomas partnership were also responsible for a number of other films including 'Nurse On Wheels', 'Please Turn Over', 'Twice Round The Daffodils', 'Watch Your Stern', 'The Big Job', 'Bless This House', 'Raising The Wind'., all of which could easily qualify as 'Carry On' films in almost everything except name. Other films such as 'What A Carve Up! also starred the major 'Carry On' culprits. On the subject of names, two earlier films of similar title were made, 'Carry On London' (1937) and 'Carry On Admiral' (1957), neither of which are related to the series.

The film production company changed from Anglo Amalgamated to Rank in 1966 and, although genuine additions to the same series, the first two films released after that were originally named 'Don't Lose Your Head' and 'Follow That Camel', only acquiring the 'Carry On...' prefix in a subsequent rethink by Rank.
The only 'official' Sixties television 'Carry On' production was a 1969 'Christmas Special', but there was also a little-remembered 1960 comedy series that also bore a suspicious resemblance to the genre. Anyway, you get your popcorn and I'll dim the lights so we can review the 'Carry On' output of the Swinging Sixties. . .


Kenneth Williams - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Joan Sims - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Charles Hawtrey - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Esma Cannon - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Sid James - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Barbara Windsor - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Kenneth Connor - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Hattie Jacques - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Jim Dale - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Dilys Laye - Carry On Films - Sixties City       Bernard Bresslaw - Carry On Films - Sixties City      Peter Butterworth - Carry On Films - Sixties City 

1966 Sixties City
Carry On Constable
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Norman Hudis
Music: Bruce Montgomery


Made at Pinewood Studios and on location in Ealing


Shooting began 9th November 1959      
Debut:
Sid James (replacing Ted Ray due to contractual issues)
Carry On Constable - Sixties City
A sort of British 'Keystone Cops' with sound. Anarchy and disorganised but inspired lunacy down at the local nick. Funny how nothing changes - or is it just life imitating art? Sid James stars as the long-suffering Sergeant Wilkins who has been given the job of training four new cadets fresh from the police academy.

Wilkins' long-suffering colleagues are girlfriend Sergeant Moon (Hattie Jacques), WPC Passworthy (Joan Sims) and station commander Inspector Mills (Eric Barker). The eager-to please cadets comprise of upper-class Constable Potter (Leslie Phillips), the highly superstitious Constable Constable (Kenneth Connor), know-it all Constable Benson (Kenneth Williams) who has his own unique theories about face structures of 'criminal types' and not-so-Special Constable Gorse (Charles Hawtrey) who applies his usual machismo to the character role.

Despite displays of supreme incompetence and ineptitude, there is a happy ending when, despite their best efforts, they succeed in capturing a much-wanted gang of wage-snatchers.


Although usually strictly sticking to a script, the occasional ad-lib sometimes crept in and was allowed to stay. In the scene where Charles Hawtrey rises from bed talking to his budgie, he kicks a chamber pot which refuses to stay still and shouts at it "Be quiet!".

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Shirley Eaton, Cyril Chamberlain, Joan Hickson, Irene Handl, Terence Longden, Jill Adams, Freddie Mills, Brian Oulton, Victor Maddern, Joan Young,
Esma Cannon, Hilda Fenemore, Noel Dyson, Robin Ray, Dorinda Stevens, Tom Gill, Frank Forsyth, John Antrobus, Michael Balfour, Diane Aubrey, Ian Curry, Mary Law, Lucy Griffiths, Eric Corrie, Peter Bennett, Jack Taylor, Eric Boon, Janetta Lake



1961 Sixties City
Carry On Regardless
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Norman Hudis
Music: Bruce Montgomery

Made at Pinewood Studios and on location in Ealing
and West Drayton, Middlesex

Shooting began 2nd January 1961
Debuts: Liz Fraser, Fenella Fielding, Tom Clegg
Carry On Regardless - Sixties City
The incompetent, unemployed 'Carry On' team are hired by Bert Handy and his assistant Miss Cooling (Esma Cannon) to form 'Helping Hands' - an odd-job agency who are willing to do anything for ( or is that ' to' ) anyone with their usual unchecked enthusiasm.

In a series of linked sketches the very odd jobs include being an escort to a wine-tasting where Lily (Joan Sims) has more than a 'taste', ends up doing a lot of the tasting, a 'second' at a boxing match, inter-spouse interpreter for a marital bust-up and companion for a chimpanzee, with some of the situations being confused even further, if possible, by confused messages that result in situations such as Sam (Kenneth Connor) travelling to a rendezvous on the Forth Bridge instead of making up a fourth at bridge.

Their landlord, the wonderful Stanley Unwin and his gobbledegook language, wants to evict them and they are hired to clean up the house which ultimately leads, via a train of accidents, to the property getting demolished. However, it all ends well when he finds that their incompetence has resulted in an increase in the value of the remaining land. Their star-studded clientele includes Fenella Fielding, Nicholas Parsons, Patrick Cargill, Sidney Tafler and boxer Freddie Mills.

Next time you see it, watch Joan Sims' face during the wine-tasting sketch - she was absolutely unaware that Gerald Thomas had secretly switched the non alcoholic liquid in her glass for neat gin!

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bill Owen, Liz Fraser, Terence Longden, Esma Cannon, Hattie Jacques, Fenella Fielding, Stanley Unwin, Eleanor Summerfield, Ed Devereaux, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Cyril Chamberlain,
Joan Hickson, Terence Alexander, Norman Rossington, Sydney Taffler, Molly Weir, June Jago, Eric Pohlmann, Jerry Desmond, Jimmy Thompson, Howard Marion Crawford, Tony Sagar, Fred Griffiths, Bernard Hunter, David Lodge, Nicholas Parsons, Patrick Cargill,
Michael Nightingale, Ian Curry, Kynaston Reeves, Fraser Kerr, Douglas Ives, Maureen Moore, Ian Whittaker, Betty Marsden, Tom Clegg, Freddie Mills, Julia Arnall, Joe Robinson, Jack Taylor, Lucy Griffiths, Cyril Raymond,
George Street, Ian Wilson, Michael Ward, Madame Yang, Nancy Roberts, Judith Furze, David Williams, David Stoll, Victor Maddern, Carl Conway, Charles Julian, Denis Shaw, Carol Shelley



1962 Sixties City
Carry On Cruising
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Norman Hudis
Music: Bruce Montgomery


Made at Pinewood Studios

Shooting began 9th January 1962
Debut: Dilys Laye
Carry On Cruising - Sixties City Captain Crowther (Sid James), the captain of the luxury cruise ship SS Happy Wanderer, is on his 10th voyage in charge and is hopeful of promotion, expecting a routine trip with his usual officers and staff but is beset, bothered and bewildered by a variety of manic tourists and, due to illness, an influx of incompetent new crew-members including a sea-sick chef (Lance Percival), a rather snotty first officer (Kenneth Williams) and a doctor who is beset with paralysing shyness.

Wishing for a miracle, he hopes it will all sort itself out before the company V.I.P.s arrive on the night of the ship's Grand Ball. As if the situation wasn't bad enough already, two of the passengers, Glad Trimble (Liz Fraser) and Flo Castle (Dilys Laye), have come on a husband-hunting voyage and they are both attracted to the ship's fitness trainer. However, Flo is later serenaded and won over by the shy ship's doctor when he eventually finds the courage to ask her out.

It's enough to turn anyone to drink, but therein lies another problem as the barman is new as well, and only the old one knew how to put together the captain's favourite tipple. The cruise ship never got anywhere a sea of any description as it was a full-sized replica that was constructed at Pinewood Studios and included the decks, cabins, bars and even the swimming pool.
Carry On Cruising was the first 'Carry On' film made in colour, the last screenplay by Norman Hudis and the last music score by Bruce Montgomery.

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Dilys Laye, Esma Cannon, Lance Percival, Ronnie Stevens, Cyril Chamberlain, Anton Rodgers, Jimmy Thompson, Vincent Ball, Willoughby Goddard, Ed Devereaux, Brian Rawlinson, Anthony Sagar,
Terence Holland, Mario Fabrizi, Marian Collins Jill Mai Meredith, Alan Casley, Evan David




1963 Sixties City
Carry On Cabby
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios
and on
location in Windsor, Berkshire

Shooting began 25th March 1963
Debuts: Jim Dale, Peter Gilmore, Amanda Barrie
Last 'Carry On': Bill Owen
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Peggy, the bored and frustrated wife of 'Speedee Cabs' taxi firm owner Charlie (Sid James) decides to fight back against his obsession and starts up a rival company of her own. Charlie suddenly finds himself up against serious competition when a new firm, Glamcabs, with pink-coloured modern cars driven by attractive young women in minimalistic uniformsglamorous women, starts operating and stealing all his business.

Charlie's cab drivers include Ted (Kenneth Connor), Pint Pot (Charles Hawtrey), Len (Milo O'Shea) and Smiley (Bill Owen), while Peggy's rival outfit contains her assistant Flo (Esma Cannon), driver Amanda Barrie and Liz Fraser as Sally, who is carrying out a spying operation on their behalf behind the canteen counter at Speedee.

The black cab 'knights of the road' contest the new, highly successful, competition in a slightly less than gentlemanly manner.
Things get so bad that they eventually carry out a 'commando' raid on the Glamcab offices with Ted, wearing a Glamcab uniform, trying to provide a distraction which he chickens out of when faced by the ladies' changing room. When Peggy's cab is hijacked, the rival firms work together to hunt down and surround the villains.

Not originally intended to be a 'Carry On' it was made in black and white with the title: 'Call Me A Cab' (actually the last line spoken in the film). This was the first 'Carry On' to be made without Kenneth Williams
.

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Esma Cannon, Liz Fraser, Bill Owen, Jim Dale, Milo O'Shea, Amanda Barrie, Judith Furse, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Renee Houston, Carole Shelley, Cyril Chamberlain, Norman Chappell, Peter Gilmore,
Michael Ward, Noel Dyson, Michael Nightingale, Ian Wilson, Peter Byrne, Darryl Kavann, Peter Jesson, Don McCorkindale, Charles Stanley, Marion Collins, Frank Forsyth




1963 Sixties City
Carry On Jack
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios

Shooting began 2nd September 1963
Debuts: Bernard Cribbins, Juliet Mills
Percy Herbert, Donald Houston
Carry On Jack - Sixties City
This was the first historical 'Carry On', filmed in period costume, and was originally titled 'Carry On Sailor'.
'Twas on the good ship Venus…or some closely related vessel, where the bumbling buccaneers board the nincom-poop deck in this parody of 'Mutiny On The Bounty'.


The frigate Venus of the British Navy is the setting but only a few of the previous regular cast members signed on. Juliet Mills, disguised as a young midshipman who has run away to sea, is the cause of some understandable confusion amongst the not-so-able seamen. Following a tactical 'mutiny', Captain Fearless (Williams) is cast adrift in a boat with three of the crew.

At the point of starving, the hopeless Albert Poop-Decker (Cribbins) jumps overboard to get help and finds himself in six inches of water and they become 'castaways', although actually on the mainland. Things, if possible, somehow take a turn for the worse on the Venus when they end up at the mercy of the Spanish Inquisition due to a 'minor navigational error'.

Both sets of stupid sailors manage to extricate themselves from their situations, acquiring ships and setting sail for England, but when Walter (Hawtrey) accidentally sets the Venus on fire, it leads to an increasingly unlikely chain of events resulting in the castaways becoming the victorious heroes of a battle they didn't even know they were in.

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CAST LIST

Bernard Cribbins, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Juliet Mills, Donald Houston, Percy Herbert, Peter Gilmore, Jim Dale, Anton Rodgers, Cecil Parker, Patrick Cargill, Ed Devereaux, George Woodbridge, Ian Wilson, Jimmy Thompson, Michael Nightingale, Frank Forsyth,
Barrie Gosney, John Brooking, Jan Muzurus, Viviane Ventura, Marianne Stone, Dorinda Stevens, Rosemary Manley, Sally Douglas, Jennifer Hill, Dominique Don, Marian Collins, Jean Hamilton




1964 Sixties City
Carry On Spying
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin
Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios


Shooting started 3rd February 1964    
Debut:
Barbara Windsor    
Carry On Spying - Sixties City Jim Dale played six different roles in this film which featured the songs: 'Too Late' by Alex Alstone and Geoffrey Parsons and 'The Magic Of Love' by Eric Rogers. This an undisguised Bond spoof (and also takes a pop at a few others for good measure) which globe-trots its way, at least on screen, from Vienna to Algiers and was the last Carry On film shot in black and white.

The villains of the evil S.T.E.N.C.H. (Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans) organisation more than meet their match when they come up against a team of dysfunctional British trainee spies.

Agent Desmond Simpkins (Williams) - codename Red Admiral, Agent Harold Crump (Cribbins) - codename Blue Bottle, Agent Charlie Bind (Hawtrey) - codename Yellow Peril and Agent Daphne Honeybutt (Windsor), 36-28-36' - codename Brown Cow, more 'Blonde' than Bond, bumble their way around the world in the unlikely hope of
finding and recovering a stolen secret formula.

As you might expect, a plethora of Bond-style gadgetry is available to them, including radios concealed in brassieres. Although captured, their escape is assisted by exotic dancer Lila (Dilys Laye) who turns out to be an agent for S.N.O.G (Society for the Neutralisation of Germs) and they eventually proceed to destroy the enemy with a huge bang!


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CAST LIST


Bernard Cribbins, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Eric Pohlmann, Eric Barker, Dilys Laye, Jim Dale, Richard Wattis, Victor Maddern, Judith Furse, John Bluthal, Renee Houston, Tom Clegg, Jack Taylor, Gerton Klauber, Bill Cummings, Norman Mitchell,
Frank Forsyth, Derek Sydney, Anthony Baird, Jill Mai Meredith, Patrick Durkin, Angela Ellison, Hugh Futcher, Norah Gordon, Virginia Tyler, Judi Johnson, Gloria Best, Audrey Wilson, Vicky Smith, Jane Lumb, Marian Collins, Sally Douglas, Christine Rodgers, Maya Koumani



1964 Sixties City
Carry On Cleo
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios

Shooting started 20th July 1964
Debuts: Warren Mitchell, Wanda Ventham,
Jon Pertwee, Sheila Hancock

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The film industry produced some huge biblical and historical epics and Cleopatra was a natural target for the Carry On team and they even had the luxury (and cost savings) of using the actual Cleopatra sets at Pinewood Studios.

The Romans were making life a misery for the Ancient Britons, but the soldiers' hard-earned denarii could be used to buy a square wheel direct from the manufacturer, Hengist Pod (Kenneth Connor) and his wife Senna (Sheila Hancock).

They are taken to Rome as slaves and sold at Markus and Spencius, the cut-price slave traders run by Warren Mitchell but a confused case of mistaken identity leads to Pod being taken for a top Roman swordsman and as a result Sid James, as Mark Anthony who is trying to keep his boss out of the reaches of assassination attempts, employs him as Caesar's personal bodyguard before his trip to Egypt to meet Queen Cleopatra.

Meanwhile Mark Antony, who has been sent on ahead to negotiate an alliance, is concentrating more on trying to chat up a very camp and scat-brained (but gorgeous) Cleopatra, played with amorous asp-irations by Amanda Barrie.

Despite the warnings of a Catweazel-like soothsayer (Jon Pertwee) and his guards, Caesar succumbs to the Ides of March.
No wonder Kenneth Williams is reduced to declaring 'Infamy, infamy . . .they've all got it in for me . . .'

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Amanda Barrie, Sheila Hancock, Jon Pertwee, Victor Maddern, Julie Stevens, Francis de Wolff, Michael Ward, Brian Oulton, Tom Clegg, Tanya Binning, David Davenport, Peter Gilmore,
Ian Wilson, Brian Rawlinson, Gertan Klauber, Warren Mitchell, Michael Nightingale, Peter Jesson, Christine Rodgers, Gloria Best, Joanna Ford, Virginia Tyler, Judi Johnson, Gloria Johnson, Donna White, Jane Lumb, Vicki Smith, Thelma Taylor, Norman Mitchell,
Sally Douglas, Wanda Ventham, Peggy Ann Clifford, Mark Hardy
. Historical narration was by E. V. H. Emmett



1965 Sixties City
Carry On Cowboy
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 
Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios and on location at Black Park
Country Park; Fulmer, Bucks and Chobham Common, Surrey


Shooting started Autumn 1965  
  
Debuts:
Bernard Bresslaw, Angela Douglas,
Margaret Nolan, Peter Butterworth
Carry On Cowboy - Sixties City Carry On headed out to the Wild (well, slightly annoyed) wild west with its latest offering. Stodge City which is being terrorised by the Rumpo Kid (Sid James with a remarkably decent American accent) so the local town council led by Judge Burke (Kenneth Williams) call for help.

With a first name like his it's hardly surprising when, on arrival, sanitary engineer Marshall P. Knutt (Jim Dale) is accidentally mistaken for the lawman they expect to clean up the town, especially when they also think that he saved the stagecoach, on which he was travelling, from an Indian attack. In fact, the fancy shooting was surreptitiously carried out by Annie Oakley (Angela Douglas) who has come to Stodge to avenge the death of the last sherriff (Jon Pertwee).

As if having to deal with the Rumpo Kid isn't bad enough, Knutt also has more than his fair share of trouble with a group of incompetent Indians on the warpath, led gormlessly by Chief Big Heap (Charles Hawtrey) and his son Little Heap (Bernard Bresslaw) who are not averse to the odd glass or ten of fire-water, as liberally dispensed by local saloon owner Belle 'call me Ding Dong' (Joan Sims).

Despite not knowing his butt from his barrel, Marshall's reputation grows rapidly as he is ably extracted, unknowingly, from sticky situations by Annie, but ends up using his own speciality knowledge of sewer systems to defeat the Rumpo Kid in the final showdown.
This was the only known 'Carry On' film to exceed the time set for its shooting schedule - and it was only a day late.

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Percy Herbert, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Jon Pertwee, Sydney Bromley, Edina Ronay, Lionel Murton, Peter Gilmore, Davy Kaye, Alan Gifford, Brian Rawlinson,
Michael Nightingale, Simon Cain, Sally Douglas, Cal McCord, Garry Colleano, Arthur Lovegrove, Margaret Nolan, Tom Clegg, Larry Cross, Brian Coburn, Hal Galili, Norman Stanley, Carmen Dene, Andrea Allen, Vicki Smith, Audrey Wilson, Donna White,
Lisa Thomas, Gloria Best, George Mossman.
The saloon dancing girls were supplied by The Ballet Montparnesse



1966 Sixties City
Carry On Screaming
Anglo-Amalgamated / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers


Made at Pinewood Studios and on location at Windsor, Berks;
Fulmer Grange, Bucks and Black Park Country Park

Shooting started Spring 1966
   
This was Harry H. Corbett's only 'Carry On' appearance
Carry On Screaming - Sixties City The Carry On team take on the Hammer House of Horror film franchise when the barking mad Doctor Watt (Kenneth Williams) and his sultry sister, vampiress Valeria (Fenella Fielding) terrorise the local countryside, using their home-made monster, Oddbod, to kidnap young ladies and bring them back to the mansion where they (the young ladies, that is) are turned into rock-hard shop mannequins. No, I don't know why - but I suspect that you probably do! Now, the other way round I could understand ....

The disappearances lead to the introduction of the not-quite razor sharp detecting abilities of Detective Sergeant Bung (Harry H. Corbett) and his slovenly sidekick Detective Constable Slobotham (Peter Butterworth) who arrive hot-foot to investigate after finding a huge hairy finger at the scene of the latest crime. Bung closely interrogates Valeria, which he finds more than hair-raising, before discovering the gruesome goings on and Jekyll and Hyde transformations in the Doctor's lavatory, sorry laboratory.


Bernard Bresslaw plays the menacing Lurch-like butler, Sockett, and Jim Dale gets more and more involved as the fiance of one of the victims, Doris Mann (Angela Douglas), in his attempts to help Scotland Yard's finest in solving the mystery.
The featured title song 'Carry On Screaming' was by Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks and was credited as being sung by Anon. It was actually Ray Pilgrim but for years was thought to have been Jim Dale.

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CAST LIST

Harry H .Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Jon Pertwee, Peter Butterworth, Michael Ward, Tom Clegg, Billy Cornelius, Norman Mitchell, Frank Thornton, Frank Forsyth,
Anthony Sagar, Sally Douglas, Marianne Stone, Denis Blake. The small monster's voice was done by Gerald Thomas and overdubbed.




1966 Sixties City
Carry On Don't Lose Your Head
Rank / Peter Rogers
 

Director: Gerald Thomas
Producer: Peter Rogers
Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers

Made at Pinewood Studios and on location
at Clandon Park, Cliveden and Waddesdon Manor


Shooting started 12th September 1966

Carry On Don't Lose Your Head - Sixties City
The year is 1789, the city is Paris and English nobleman Sir Rodney Ffing (Sid James) alias the elusive 'The Black Fingernail' is busying himself saving French aristocrats from the guillotine of the French Revolution.

He is eagerly hunted, in the best 'Scarlet Pimpernel' tradition, by the devilish but dense Citizen Bidet (Peter Butterworth) and Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams) who are keen to get ahead ....... his!

After frequent cross-channel trips, Sir Rodney falls in love with Jacqueline (Dani Robin), who helps him escape from the French soldiers when Bidet and Cammembert close in. Oh, the history and drama of it all, the duels, the rising masses and heaving bosoms - or is that the other way around?

It was the first Rank-backed 'Carry On' film, the previous ones being backed by Anglo-Amalgamated Films, although it was not retitled as a 'Carry On' for two years by which time other 'official Carry On' films had been made. The reason for this is that Rank did not, at that time, want to be associated with the name of a rival company by continuing to use the 'Carry On' tag.

The film featured song: Don't Lose Your Head' by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. and was also known as 'Carry On Pimpernel'.

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CAST LIST

Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Dany Robin, Peter Gilmore, Marianne Stone, Leon Greene, Michael Ward, David Davenport, Richard Shaw, Valerie Van Ost, Jennifer Clulow, Jacqueline Pearce, Julian Orchard,
Joan Ingram, Billy Cornelius, Elspeth March, Nikki van der Zyl, Ronnie Brody, Diana MacNamara




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