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Carry On Jack (1963)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1963 (UK)
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 »

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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 and Pirates taking his Captain, his sweet-heart and his best-friend with him! With mistaken identities and shipwrecks awash, it's a surprise any of them live to tell the tale! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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That crazy 'Carry On' team . . . on a tidal wave of hilarity ! [Australia] See more »


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Carry on Venus  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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Due to problems with the British Board of Film Classification relating to the name of the film, producer Peter Rogers sought permission from screenwriter Talbot Rothwell to change the film's title from "Up the Armada" to "Carry on Jack (1963)", though this was not actually contractually required. See more »

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In many scenes, the ordinary sailors and pirates are seen wearing shoes on board the ship. Sailors in these times went barefoot aboard ship as it made it easier to move on the generally wet deck and to climb into the rigging. See more »

Quotes

Albert Poop-Decker: If you've got a heart of oak, it's got a worm in it.
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Followed by Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967) See more »

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Not the best of the lot, but amusing enough
13 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I do like the Carry On films in general, and while Jack is not the best, it is still amusing. I have to admit I do prefer Cleo, Screaming and Khyber, but I do think it is better than Columbus, England and Emmanuelle, which I consider the nadirs of the series. Jack does have its problems, it does have a thin story, some of the pacing isn't as secure as it could have been and I do miss Joan Sims, Sidney James and Hattie Jaques. However, the film looks great, great costumes and sets, and while never absolutely hilarious it is amusing enough. And the acting is fairly good, Charles Hawtrey almost steals the show, Kenneth Williams isn't given as much to do but he is good, Jim Dale's is small but he is hilarious, Juliet Mills is pleasant (and has a great derriere), while Bernard Cribbins is very likable. Overall, not outstanding but worth watching. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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