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Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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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)
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)
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
  • 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 film has had a "cultural influence" according to website Wikipedia. The "Haynes Technique", named after the ship's cook Wilfred Haynes (Lance Percival), involves the breaking of a large number of eggs in a large metal pot, by dropping one full them of eggs onto the ground, which is a joke in the film. The eggs are then drained to remove the egg shell parts, saving the time to have to break each egg individually.See more »
Continuity: When Esma Cannon is at the table tennis table, Kenneth Williams walks down the steps to the table twice.See more »
[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 Cleo (1964)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Carry on forever, 12 May 2012
Author: redsky-4 from Ireland

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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