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7 April 1961 (UK) See more »
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CARRY ON REGARDLESS (Gerald Thomas, 1961) **1/2 See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sidney James ... Bert Handy

Kenneth Connor ... Sam Twist
Charles Hawtrey ... Gabriel Dimple
Joan Sims ... Lily Duveen

Kenneth Williams ... Francis Courtenay
Bill Owen ... Mike Weston
Liz Fraser ... Delia King
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 ... Head Matron
Betty Marsden ... Mata Hari
Fenella Fielding ... Penny Panting
David Lodge ... Wine Connoisseur
Jerry Desmonde ... Martin Paul (as Jerry Desmond)
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Yoki's Owner
Nicholas Parsons ... Wolf
Cyril Chamberlain ... Policeman
Cyril Raymond ... Army Officer

Eric Pohlmann ... Sinister Man
June Jago ... Nurse
Michael Ward ... Photographer
Douglas Ives ... Fanatic Patient
Judith Furse ... Girl Guide Leader
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Wine-Tasting Organiser (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Eric Boon ... Young Man
Tom Clegg ... Massive Mickey McGee
Fraser Kerr ... The Landlord
David Williams ... Policeman
Jack Taylor ... MC / Policeman
Freddie Mills ... Lefty
Joe Robinson ... Dynamite Dan

Norman Rossington ... Referee
Anthony Sagar ... Bus Conductor (as Tony Sagar)
David Stoll ... Distraught Manager
Ian Curry ... Leonard Beamish
Kynaston Reeves ... Sir Theodore
Bernard Hunter ... Wine Waiter
Jimmy Thompson ... Mr. Delling
Molly Weir ... Bird Woman
Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver
Patrick Cargill ... Raffish Customer

Carole Shelley ... Helen Delling
Ed Devereaux ... Mr. Panting
Victor Maddern ... First Sinister Passenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne Ball ... Nurse (uncredited)
Sylvia Bidmead ... Nurse (uncredited)
John Cabot ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
Jane Cavendish ... Nurse (uncredited)
Carl Conway ... Man in Health Club (uncredited)
Helen Frayling ... Nurse (uncredited)
Sally Geeson ... Girl at Toy Exhibition (uncredited)
Arthur Gomez ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
Lucy Griffiths ... Auntie (uncredited)
Tony Hankey ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Wine Taster (uncredited)
Charles Julian ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
James Lomas ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
John Moore ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
Maureen Moore ... Pretty Probationer (uncredited)
Michael Nightingale ... Wine Bystander (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ... Second Boxer (uncredited)
George Rigby ... Old Man in Ruby Room (uncredited)
Nancy Roberts ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Sherry Ann Scott ... Nurse (uncredited)
Penelope Service ... Nurse (uncredited)
Denis Shaw ... Second Sinister Passenger (uncredited)
George Street ... Philosophers Club Receptionist (uncredited)
Ian Whittaker ... Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Advertising Man (uncredited)
Madame Yang ... Chinese Lady (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
Ralph Thomas (uncredited)
Writing credits
Norman Hudis (screenplay)

Produced by
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Peter Rogers .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
Casting by
Betty White 
Art Direction by
Lionel Couch 
Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Biddy Chrystal .... hairdressing
Production Management
Claude Watson .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Sound Department
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Arthur Ridout .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
Music Department
Bruce Montgomery .... music director
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Crew verified as complete

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts)

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The film was the 10th most popular movie at the UK box office in 1961.See more »
Sam Twist:Bet you this has something to do with atomic energy.
Miss Cooling:Oh gracious! I do hope you don't finish up in Russia!
Sam Twist:Well if I do, Miss Cooling, I shall behave myself as an ex Corporal of the Pioneer Corps should. Name, rank, number and keep your hand off my shovel, and that's your lot.
Miss Cooling:Don't go! Think of brainwashing.
Sam Twist:[chuckles] How can they wash what isn't there?
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CARRY ON REGARDLESS (Gerald Thomas, 1961) **1/2, 9 February 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

For their fifth venture, the usual "Carry On" suspects (Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey. Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Hattie Jacques) are joined by other irregular members (Fenella Fielding, Liz Fraser, Esma Cannon, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, David Lodge and Norman Rossington) and some surprising cameos (Stanley Unwin, Jerry Desmonde, Kynaston Reeves, Howard Marion Crawford and Patrick Cargill) in a frequently hilarious but ultimately patchy and disjointed romp.

James' Bert Handy heads "Helping Hands", a well-meaning but hopelessly incompetent firm providing any services the customer may require: and, so it is that James is asked by an eccentric millionaire to take his place in the queue at a hospital's waiting room and is consequently mistaken for him and waited on by the matron (Jacques, naturally); Connor is in top form here: ostensibly hired as a babysitter, he finds himself acting as Fielding's lover to arouse her neglectful husband, being a librarian driven to hysterics when attempting to observe a public library's rule of silence, getting himself all wet when, completely misunderstanding a client's request, he engages in some Hitchcockian espionage aboard a train full of sinister passengers, getting engulfed by the "Bed of the Century" when attending an Ideal Home exhibition and, best of all perhaps, going "cold turkey" after his sixth attempt to stop smoking; Sims also has a memorable bit when she ends up drunk at a wine-tasting event and makes a shambles of the place to the chagrin of organizer Crawford; Hawtrey goes into the ring against a massive opponent when, acting as his second, he inadvertently injures the challenger!; Williams enjoys a tea party with a group of chimps at the zoo, etc.

The finale shows Cannon's infallible filing system going bonkers with each member of the group being sent out on the wrong assignment and, afterwards, the whole gang join forces in demolishing a dilapidated building…even if their original task was merely to clean it up a bit! In a notable appearance, celebrated comedian Stanley Unwin speaks his trademark nonsense language and drives the entire crew to distraction during his intermittent visits to their office…before multi-linguist Williams manages to explain that he is their landlord and is about to throw them out!

As one can make out, there are several funny bits in this film but it is also evident that its inherently episodic structure (which entails that some of the gang members are given precedence over others) fails to coalesce into a cohesive and completely satisfying whole.

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