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Carry on Cruising -- About to set sail, Captain Crowther discovers that some of his crew have been replaced by inexperienced men. Like the doctor who has never sailed; the cook who can't cook; the steward who doesn't know how to mix a drink.


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Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 April 1962 (UK) See more »
That Carry On crew in a luxury laughter cruise!
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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  (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)
Roy Lansford ... Passenger (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Mrs. Lewis (uncredited)
Reg Thomason ... 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
Robert W. Laing .... assistant art director (uncredited)
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)
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • P & O - Orient Lines  the producers wish to acknowledge with grateful thanks the kind assistance of, in the making of this film
  • Silhouette  beachwear for Miss Fraser and Miss Laye by

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89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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The only ever appearance in a "Carry On" film of actor Lance Percival who portrayed the ship's cook Wilfred Haines.See more »
Boom mic visible: At the beginning of the film, a clear shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the chef's hat as he first walks into the scene.See more »
[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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding comedy, 8 June 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

CARRY ON CRUISING is, so far, my favourite of the CARRY ON series. Watching it, this film feels like a natural progression from the earlier black and white entries, retaining the same successful set-piece/gag rate and level of innocent charm that made those first films so endearing.

The cruise ship setting provides the perfect backdrop for the on-board antics of Sid James and co as they muddle their way through a series of increasingly hilarious hijinks. Much of the humour comes from Kenneth Connor's besotted ship's doctor and James's exasperated Captain, while Kenneth Williams lurks on the sidelines as the first officer.

The presence of other notable regulars is missed - there's no Hawtrey, Sims or Jacques here - but the film makes up for it by some alternate engaging casting choices, not least Esma Cannon's delightfully dotty old bat and Lance Percival as the seasick cook.

The success rate of the jokes is high with plenty of memorable moments, not least an impromptu table tennis match which marks the series highlight. Altogether this is a true gem of a comedy, with unforced laughs and a real wittiness to it.

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