6.8/10
3,114
33 user 10 critic

Carry on Cleo (1964)

Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original idea)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Harry H. Corbett
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Jim Dale
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Jim Dale
Certificate: GP Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor
Carry On Jack (1963)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Cribbins
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Carry on Dick (1974)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Barbara Windsor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Charles Hawtrey ...
Joan Sims ...
...
...
...
Sergeant-Major
Julie Stevens ...
Gloria
...
...
Francis De Wolff ...
Michael Ward ...
Archimedes
Brian Oulton ...
Tom Clegg ...
Edit

Storyline

Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Caesar. Cleo doesn't want him around and plots for his sudden demise... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The funniest film since 54BC See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caligula: Funniest Home Videos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the senators states in the senate that there has been a decline and that he doesn't need to tell the senate what that leads to - a fall! This is a humorous reference to Edward Gibbon's classic book "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." See more »

Goofs

At their first appearance, Caeser's legion marches while calling out a comedic left-right cadence of "sinister-dexter-sinister-dexter." Sinister and dexter refer respectively to the Latin terms for left and right, but they march with the handedness incorrectly reversed: calling "sinister" on each right footstep and "dexter" on each left footstep. See more »

Quotes

[Reading a letter from Seneca]
Mark Antony: Hello - there is news from Egypt, Ptolemy is trying to usurp Cleopatra.
Julius Caesar: Trying to do what with her?
Mark Antony: Usurp her.
Julius Caesar: Sound positively revolting.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Greatest Ever Carry On Films (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My favorite "Carry on" piece
3 April 2015 | by (Burgas, BULGARIA) – See all my reviews

All actors are great in this one, but Cleopatra (Amanda Barrie) just makes my day every time I watch that movie (or a part of it). Yes, I do keep play it over and over again, as it kills almost immediately bad mood, any form of depression and so on. Personally I do not remember seeing such a humorous performance by any other actress. She's so natural and makes such a great contrast to the popular image of the Egyptian queen, acting as an average modern (for the time) American housewife. The funniest female performance on TV (and I believe on the big screen too) I have ever seen. Cult line by Mark Antony, right after getting a quick preview of what Cleo would do for him in return for killing Caesar: "Puer Oh, puer, oh puer!" Which, as any schoolboy knows, means, "Boy. Oh, boy. oh boy!"

Great movie, great fun from the old school!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?