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Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 November 1963 (UK) See more »
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You'll go overboard for - See more »
Plot:
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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CARRY ON JACK (Gerald Thomas, 1963) **1/2 See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Dominique Don ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Jean Hamilton ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Jennifer Hill ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Rosemary Manley ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (uncredited)
Dorinda Stevens ... Girl at Dirty Dick's (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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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006)

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Trivia:
The original "Up the Armada" title didn't find favor with the British Board of Film Censors. They declined to allow the title despite that there had actually been an earlier British comedy called Further Up the Creek (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the Spaniard ship is sighted, the lookout says it is over the starboard (right) bow and the 1st Lieutenant takes his telescope and looks towards to port (left) bow.See more »
Quotes:
Albert Poop-Decker:If you've got a heart of oak, it's got a worm in it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Carry on Spying (1964)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
CARRY ON JACK (Gerald Thomas, 1963) **1/2, 9 February 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This title – intended as a spoof on the troubled MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962) – emerges as the odd one out in the "Carry On" series: not only do we only find just three regular performers here (Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale), but there's little typical material; taken on its merits, however, it isn't bad at all and not quite the dud described on the series' official website!

Incidentally, the irregular actors are the ones who score best – particularly Bernard Cribbins as an unlikely but likable hero (his character is named Poop-Decker!) and Donald Houston, intense as the villain of the piece; on the feminine side, there's the surprise casting of Juliet Mills (as a floozie who passes off as a midshipman – she sets out in search of her lost love, who turns out to be a pirate leader!). As I said, the "Carry On" stalwarts rather play second-fiddle here (especially Dale, who only gets an inconsequential bit early on), though Williams and Hawtrey manage to assert themselves during the film's latter half (when Houston and cohort Percy Herbert instigate a mutiny and our heroes are cast off at sea).

While there are obviously a number of laughs scattered throughout, the general tone is atypically serious: Williams – playing the cowardly skipper of the "Venus", he's given the unsurprisingly ironic name of Captain Fearless – even loses a leg and, consequently, gets twice the "desk job" he so craved for. Also in the cast is Cecil Parker as the long-suffering Admiral who sets the naïve, bumbling Cribbins off on a naval career and reappears at the end to decorate him and his companions (Houston has blackmailed Spanish Governor Patrick Cargill into yielding his entire fleet and is taking it victoriously back to England, when it's unwittingly destroyed by Cribbins & Co. – the ship's loaded cannons go off during a deck-fire, with the deed being taken for a successful attempt on their part to repel the oncoming Spanish invasion!).

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