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Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 April 1961 (UK) See more »
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Can you stand the laughs? Do you cry real tears at comedy? Do your sides ache when you laugh too hard? [USA one sheet] See more »
Plot:
The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bernard Hunter obituary
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Irish Film and Television Academy Awards 2012: Nominations: Albert Nobbs
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Terence Longdon obituary
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Definitely one of the best Carry Ons See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Penny 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 .... hairdresser
 
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
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Australia:G | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts)

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Director Gerald Thomas played a joke on actress Joan Sims during the wine tasting scene. Initially tap water was to be used as a substitute for wine but Thomas swapped it for neat gin between takes. Sims downed the drink and her reaction was genuine. To make matters worse for Sims, the scene was shot at 8.30 in the morning.See more »
Quotes:
[Lily is being fondled by an amorous actor whose hands are all over her]
Martin Paul:I *like* Helping Hands.
Lily Duveen:[primly] And I don't like "helping yourself" hands.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Definitely one of the best Carry Ons, 26 February 2004
Author: simoncross from England

This film is definitely in the top three of Carry On films.

Alongside the early line-up of usual players - Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor and Sid James - this film is notable for its host of cameo roles by other comedy greats. Some, such as Hattie Jacques and Fenella Fielding, had greater prominence in other Carry On films. Some, such as Betty Marsden, became famous elsewhere in comedy. Further familiar faces in cameo roles here include Molly Weir, Terence Alexander, Joan Hickson and Nicholas Parsons.

The five main actors listed above are ably assisted by Liz Frazer, Bill Owen, Esma Cannon, Terence Longdon and Stanley Unwin, all united around an agency that aims to help customers in whatever way they can. Hence the great range of cameo roles available.

Joan Sims performs one of her greatest drunk roles; Kenneth Connor does his best tongue-tied shy man, both in the company of temptress Fenella Fielding and when he's attempting to give up smoking; Charles Hawtrey wins a boxing match; and Kenneth Williams gets to walk a very unusual pet.

The humour in this film is far superior to the sex and toilet jokes that later filled (and possibly destroyed) this great series of films. This is a film that the family can watch time and time again.

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