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Carry on Cruising (1962)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  April 1962 (UK)
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the seven seas, but the passengers turn out to be a rather strange bunch too. The SS Happy Wanderer will never be the same. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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That Carry On crew in a luxury laughter cruise!

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Mario Fabrizi:  The Italian actor as the second cook. See more »

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The cruise ship docks at several ports, from Spain to Italy and North Africa. However it always moors against the same quayside with the same tree standing on it. See more »

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[Captain Crowther enters his cabin, and finds Tom Tree putting clothes in the drawers]
Captain: Don't tell me. You're my new steward. Lovall has broken his leg. You've only done three trips, all from Tower Bridge to Margate.
Tom Tree: That's right, sir. How can you tell?
Captain: I'm psychic!
[Glances at his list]
Captain: Tom Tree.
Tom Tree: That's right, sir. Branches everywhere!
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Carry on forever
12 May 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A delightful romp.

This film has several layers; the cruise ship could be described as a cage, a stage, a maze but I believe the most apt metaphor for the situation the characters find themselves in is a carousel. You're going around in circles looking at all the people with smiles and joy and oblivious to the rest of the world; you're all just in it for a good time.

And a good time is had.

In a way, I think we've all had a time where we could see ourselves as the characters on this ship. It's time in our lives where we're not in control and things work out for the best because of the company we keep and where we are at the time. You can feel the charged atmosphere of people who aren't exactly lost but are in fact looking for something.

The thing I think I'll take away from this movie is Liz Frazer's line "Prove you're not shy" is probably the culmination of the doctor's decision making. He's a bumbling character played by the talented Kenneth Connor who gives the everyman a sense of poetry. Perhaps his ultimate decision may sound impulsive or rash but it's not at all unseen. I think we could all do with a Liz Frazer to give us a push in the right direction.

Above all though, it's just a fun flick. With a typhoon of comedic abilities from man of the world Sid James and crew, this is a movie I would recommend for anyone in any generation. For anyone who's been on that carousel.


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