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Carry on Regardless (1961)

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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sidney James ...
Bert Handy
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Sam Twist
Charles Hawtrey ...
Gabriel Dimple
Joan Sims ...
Lily Duveen
Kenneth Williams ...
Francis Courtenay
Bill Owen ...
Mike Weston
Liz Fraser ...
Terence Longdon ...
Montgomery Infield-Hopping
Hattie Jacques ...
Sister
Esma Cannon ...
Miss Cooling
Sydney Tafler ...
Strip Club Manager
Julia Arnall ...
Trudy Trelawney
Terence Alexander ...
Trevor Trelawney
Stanley Unwin ...
Landlord
Joan Hickson ...
Matron
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The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given jobs ranging from taking animals for walks (no ordinary animals you understand) to demonstrating new products at a large and prestigious exhibition... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Laugh On . . . Regardless - with Carry on Regardless [Australia] See more »

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8 June 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Carry on: Nicht so toll, Süßer  »

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The role played by Terence Longdon was originally intended for Leslie Phillips. However Phillips, complaining of typecasting, withdrew, and the part was drastically cut, before being recast. See more »

Quotes

[Dimple has mistakenly arrived at a strip club instead of an aviary]
Strip Club Manager: What do you want?
Gabriel Dimple: Your birds, and I can't wait. Tell me, what sort are they?
Strip Club Manager: What sort you like?
Gabriel Dimple: Blue tits.
Strip Club Manager: Eh?
Gabriel Dimple: Have you got any?
Strip Club Manager: No. No, this place is centrally heated.
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Followed by Carry on Screaming! (1966) See more »

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Many hands make light work but Helping Hands sometimes make things worse.
13 May 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

This is the one with the gang working for the "Helping Hands" agency, a business run by Sid James that matches up it's employees to the various, and highly varied, needs of it's customers.

Everyone is present and correct and giving it their usual patter: Kenneth Williams is indignant, Charles Hawtrey is absurdly effete and ends up being given some very unsuitable assignments, Joan Sims does some wonderful drunk acting, Kenneth Connor gets things muddled up and Sid James rolls his eyes as things get chaotic around him. Hattie Jacques appears to look momentarily affronted, Liz Fraser has a couple of funny moments and Terence Longdon is there for no discernible reason, he does nothing of note and his character may as well not be there at all.

With appearances from Freddie Mills, Fenella Fielding, a young Nicholas Parsons and Stanley Unwin (a man famed for speaking his own particular brand of gibberish, and someone I cannot stand myself), this instalment in the successful franchise moves along nicely. While still a relatively tame outing, there are a few more risqué moments that would blossom into the material that the series became best known for in later years but it's still all rather naive and harmless for the most part.

With Gerald Thomas directing once again, and the gang all comfortable with their established tics, this is a fun watch for fans of the series if nothing particularly memorable.

See this if you like: Carry On Sergeant, Carry On Nurse, Carry On Constable.


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