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Carry on Cruising
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Writers:
Eric Barker (story)
Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1962 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
That Carry On crew in a luxury laughter cruise!
Plot:
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A cheery example of the carry on formula. See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sidney James ... Captain Wellington Crowther
Kenneth Williams ... First Officer Leonard Marjoribanks

Kenneth Connor ... Doctor Arthur Binn
Liz Fraser ... Glad Trimble
Dilys Laye ... Florence 'Flo' Castle
Esma Cannon ... Bridget Madderley
Lance Percival ... Wilfred Haines, Ship's Cook
Jimmy Thompson ... Sam Turner, Barman
Ronnie Stevens ... Drunk Passenger
Vincent Ball ... Jenkins
Cyril Chamberlain ... Tom Tree, Steward
Willoughby Goddard ... Large Man
Ed Devereaux ... Young Officer
Brian Rawlinson ... Nervous Steward
Anton Rodgers ... Young Man
Anthony Sagar ... Cook
Terence Holland
Mario Fabrizi ... Second Cook
Marian Collins ... Bride
Jill Mai Meredith ... Shapely Miss
Alan Casley ... Sailor
Evan David ... Bridegroom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Cardinali ... Dr. Arthur Binn (singing voice) (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Passenger (uncredited)
Jan Williams ... Passenger (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
Ralph Thomas (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Eric Barker (story)

Norman Hudis (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
Bruce Montgomery 
Eric Rogers (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Casting by
Betty White 
 
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Biddy Chrystal .... hairdressing
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist (as Geoff Rodway)
 
Production Management
William Hill .... production manager (as Bill Hill)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Jim Brennan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Simon Relph .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jim Morahan .... draughtsperson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Archie Ludski .... sound editor
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Arthur Ridout .... sound editor
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... assistant sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Keith Peacock .... stunt personnel (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... musical director
Bruce Montgomery .... musical director
 
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • P & O - Orient Lines  the producers wish to acknowledge with grateful thanks the kind assistance of, in the making of this film
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89 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Actress Dilys Laye burned her hands while sliding down the rope in the gymnasium scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the International cake is cut,the captain is given a large, triangular slice of cake.However the hole it was cut from is thin, and rectangular.See more »
Quotes:
[Haines, while looking for the kitchen, enters a small cabin]
Haines:Well, this isn't the kitchen!
Tom Tree:I should say not. It's the Captain's day cabin.
Haines:[Looks around:] Cosy, very cosy. I don't suppose you know where the kitchen is?
Tom Tree:Sorry, chum, I'm a stranger round here myself.
Haines:Another new face? You'll cop the lot!
[Haines exits]
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Followed by Carry on Henry VIII (1971)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A cheery example of the carry on formula., 28 January 2001
Author: jase-18 from Carlisle, England

When captain Wellington Crowther (Sid James) boards his ship the S.S.Wanderer he finds several of his crew replaced by apparent incompetents. Kenneth Williams is a sarcastic know-it-all, Kenneth Connor is a love-hungry doctor, and Lance Percival plays a chef with strange ideas about cake ingredients. Soon he realises the passengers are just as loopy: tiny old dear Esma Cannon is a "mad pixie" with a passion for mixers, Ronnie Stevens plays an alcoholic who drinks himself around the world without leaving the ship's bar, and Dilys Lane is on the prowl for a man much to the annoyance of her best friend (Liz Fraser).

The replacement crew do their best to please their temporary captain, but all efforts only serve to frustrate him. When they find out this cruise is to be his last on the ship they set about organising a surprise party to make amends.

The first colour Carry On is slightly smuttier than the earlier films, an indication of things to come, and boasts a large and realistic ocean liner set. Due to obvious budgetary limitations the action doesn't leave the ship, so brief stock footage is used to establish foreign locales when the ship drops anchor.

Sid James is rather underused in his mainly straight (and non-lecherous) role as ship's captain, his trademark cackle only appearing once or twice. Kenneth Williams doesn't get to do much more, as here the talented Kenneth Connor takes centre stage. He shyly pursues Dilys Lane's husband hunting young woman, who stalks both the gym tutor and the captain before realizing the doctor's intentions. Lance Percival (a face created for comedy) amuses as the ship's chef, and Esma Cannon provides a few laughs as a dizzy pensioner.

Those who prefer the earlier Carry Ons may find this one falling between two stools, as the transition to the series' middle period is much in evidence here. As always though, it provides enough real laughs and remains as watchable and good-natured as any in the series. A good example of vintage British humour for those interested.

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