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Carry on Jack -- The Carry On gang strikes again - this time in the bold, brave days of the Armada, a time when countries were judged by their strength at sea, and men by their naval heroism!


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Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 November 1963 (UK) See more »
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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)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Peter Gilmore obituary
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The Carry On crew who carried on longest
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Not a great film nor a great Carry On but it is amusing and broad enough to satisfy fans See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kenneth Williams ... Captain Fearless

Bernard Cribbins ... Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker

Juliet Mills ... Sally
Charles Hawtrey ... Walter Sweetly

Donald Houston ... First Officer Jonathan Howett

Percy Herbert ... Mr. Angel, the Bos'un

Jim Dale ... Young Carrier
Patrick Cargill ... Don Luis, the Spanish Governor
Cecil Parker ... First Sealord
Ed Devereaux ... Hook, Pirate
Peter Gilmore ... Patch, Pirate Captain, aka Roger
George Woodbridge ... Ned
Ian Wilson ... Ancient Carrier
Jimmy Thompson ... Adm. Horatio Nelson
Anton Rodgers ... Hardy
Michael Nightingale ... Town Crier
Frank Forsyth ... Second Sealord
Barrie Gosney ... Coach Driver
John Brooking ... Third Sealord
Jan Muzurus ... Spanish Captain
Vivienne Ventura ... Spanish Secretary (as Vivian Ventura)
Marianne Stone ... Peg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marian Collins ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Kenneth Cope ... Sailor (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Deckhand (uncredited)
Dominique Don ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Jean Hamilton ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Walter Henry ... Deckhand (uncredited)
Jennifer Hill ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ... Deckhand (uncredited)
Rosemary Manley ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Pirate (uncredited)
Dorinda Stevens ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Reg Thomason ... Naval Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
Writing credits
Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay)

Produced by
Frank Bevis .... associate producer
Peter Rogers .... producer
Original Music by
Eric Rogers 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Archie Ludski 
Art Direction by
Jack Shampan 
Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdressing
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
Production Management
Donald Toms .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Art Department
Don Picton .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Brian Gamby .... special effects (uncredited)
Fred Heather .... special effects (uncredited)
Jim Hole .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
Harry Gillard .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Baden .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Bert Simmonds .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Rod Nelson-Keys .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Eric Rogers .... conductor
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Ian Cox .... technical advisor
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Stuart Levy .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Carry on Venus" - , USA (theatrical title)
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91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006)

Did You Know?

First screenplay in the "Carry On" written by screenwriter Talbot Rothwell though Carry on Cabby (1963) by him had been produced first. Talbot would go on to write another twenty "Carry On" scripts in total.See more »
Anachronisms: There are several references to "gold sovereigns". Sovereigns (20 shillings) weren't issued until 1820. Prior to that, the gold coins in use were Guineas (21 shillings).See more »
Albert Poop-Decker:If you've got a heart of oak, it's got a worm in it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in That's Carry On! (1977)See more »


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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not a great film nor a great Carry On but it is amusing and broad enough to satisfy fans, 28 June 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

On his deathbed, Nelson calls for a larger British Navy, a point that the Admiralty agree on. Problem is that they have limited men left – a problem that leads to them finally allowing Albert Poop-Decker to pass out despite him having failed consistently for the past 8 years. However a visit to a house of ill-repute sees him knocked out by Sally and his uniform stolen; things get worse when he is then picked up by a pressgang and taken to the very ship that he was meant to be serving on. He can't even get his job back, because Sally has dressed as him and has taken his place convincingly. While Albert tries to cope with this, he unwittingly finds a plot by First Officer Jonathon Howett to remove Captain Fearless from command of the Venus.

I'm not entirely what to make of the decision to show this film on the day also taken to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar (28th June 2005) but I decided to watch it anyway. Notable for being the first time that the Carry On series went for a full on historical setting with full costumes this film isn't really notable for anything else. Lacking many of the regulars, the material is not as funny as it could have been as it aims for a broad spoof that lacks enough clever lines to be considered a strong entry in the series. This is not to say that it is not amusing because, like many of the series, it is broadly entertaining in a very basic way and is fun if you like the series – just don't expect to be bowled over by it.

The lack of the regulars is a bit of a problem but the film soldiers on regardless. Williams is enjoyable as Fearless, delivering his usual performance to good effect. Cribbins takes on the role usually played by Jim Dale (who turns up in a minor role) and does it reasonably well. Mills is quite good looking but not much else and she looks like a man in exactly the same way that Brittany Spears doesn't. Houston and Herbert provide some gruff support and do well despite not providing any laughs. Hawtrey is his usual self again to good effect.

Overall not a great film or a great entry in the series but it is broadly amusing and will please fans of the series. A few more regulars and a lot sharper and wittier lines would have made it much better but it is what it is and I guess you'll already know if you'll like it or not before you watch it.

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