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Carry on Spying (1964)

 -  Comedy  -  19 June 1964 (UK)
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A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Eric Barker ...
The Chief
Dilys Laye ...
Lila
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Richard Wattis ...
Cobley
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The Fat Man
Victor Maddern ...
Judith Furse ...
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Head Waiter / Doctor Crow - voice
Renee Houston ...
Madame
Jack Taylor ...
Thug
Tom Clegg ...
Doorman
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A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, chasing the villains across the world. There are gadgets galore, and disguises are compulsory if the heroes are to win the day from The Fat Man, Dr Milchman and Dr Crow! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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They're at it again- O.O.Oh! See more »

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Trivia

Actress Dilys Laye returned to the series in this movie after her first appearance in the franchise in Carry on Cruising (1962). The picture was the second of four appearances for her in "Carry On" movies. See more »

Goofs

When they are trying to escape the S.T.E.N.C.H HQ, Kenneth Williams drops one of the two spools of tape. The scene cuts away for a few seconds and when it shows them again all of the tape has been collected up and both spools are back in his hands. See more »

Quotes

[Simpkins demonstrates how to draw his gun from a holster inside his jacket]
Desmond Simpkins: All ready to get off a slick draw like that.
Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow: Oh, Mr. Simpkins, that was wonderful. I'm sure I'll never get *my* drawers off as slickly as that.
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Followed by Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968) See more »

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TOO LATE
by Alex Alstone and Geoffrey Parsons
Sung by Dilys Laye (uncredited)
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A spoof of British eccentricity
12 June 2012 | by (gateshead,tyne and wear, england, uk) – See all my reviews

An audience may be forgiven for viewing Carry on Spying as a spoof of an eclectic range of spy films. However, in fact this is a mistaken view. Films such as The Third Man (1949), Casablanca,(1942), The Lady Vanishes (1938) and James Bond are all borrowed in order to spoof British culture; the eccentricity of the British and our view of the world, particularly during the Cold War era. Moreover, the film suggests that as Brits we are not afraid to send up ourselves and, moreover, that we have a sense of humour, thereby detracting from the'stiff upper lip' persona.

Acting wise the ' Carry On' team performed well, and were particularly adept at stereotyping British eccentrics. The message they conveyed via their respective acting roles in the film was to look on the bright side of life! The film has broad appeal to those interested in the genres of thrillers, spy, or comedy. Moreover it will appeal to film buffs of the black and white genre.


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