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Release Date:
7 April 1961 (UK) See more »
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  (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)
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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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts)

Did You Know?

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 »
Lily Duveen:You know it'll take ninety-nine years to clear up this dump.
Bert Handy:Yeah, well, step by step. That's the method. Little by little.
Sam Twist:Okay then, boss, where do we start?
Bert Handy:Well, I reckon to make it easier for us to walk about, we ought to sweep the floor first.
Delia King:I don't wish to interfere, but I'd have thought it'd be better to start cleaning at the top of the house.
Lily Duveen:Yes, quite right, I mean disturbed dust will only fall down and muck up what we've already cleaned up.
Francis Courtenay:Ladies and gentlemen, may I submit, with the greatest of respect, and for the sake of efficient team working, that we all belt up!
Bert Handy:Hear, hear!
Lily Duveen:Always the gent!
Sam Twist:Ooh, ain't he common!
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Mr Unwin is a genius, 18 August 2008
Author: petersj-2 from Australia

This "Carry on" as other writers have noted has no plot but that does not detract at all from enjoying it because its like a series of delightfully funny sketches. Lets face it plot was never very important in this series any way. The sketches are fun. Some of course are more successful than others but there are moments in this Carry on that are simply priceless. One problem is the usual weak link in the series, Kenneth Connor. The producers must have been very fond of him because he is always given more to do than the others. The 39 steps send up is dull. He annoys me. It is not that he is a bad actor, far from it its that the characters he played do not hold up today. He is not quite as annoying as I usually found him and his scene with the great Finella Fielding is a joy. This wonderful actress graced the screen when ever we saw her. I wonder if she always played this character because she did it to perfection. What a brilliant actress! There are plenty of other great performers in this movie. Australians will recognise June Jago a small role and the great Ed Devereaux in an all all too short appearance as an insanely jealous husband. Of course the more one reads about the great Charles Hawtrey makes one wonder what was really going on in his mind in that scene with the incredibly cute boxer who strains his finger. Hawtrey is in great form here. Kenneth Williams is brilliant and he gives one of his best. The chimp scene is lovely and that little animal gives a great performance too. I hope there was no cruelty to the beautiful creature, one worries about these early films. Sid James is nicely restrained. Fine old actors like Esma Cannon and Joan Hickson are as always brilliant and although Hatti Jaques only has a small role, she lifts the film as always. The Joan Sims drunk scene is a master piece. She was always a winner. The scene when we are meant to be convinced she is fat does not work. I find her very attractive. This is one of her very best. The best performance comes from gobbledegook talker Stanley Unwin. I don't know how he does it but I have not laughed so much in a while. Esma Cannon's reaction to him are hilarious. A fun movie. For me it gets an 8.I must say it is Unwin who steals the film... remarkable and what an incredible gift. I cannot do it nor can many people.

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