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Director:
Writers:
Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay) and
Sid Colin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1964 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Cloak And Dagger Operations Exposed. Secret Agent Charlie Bind O.O.O.H! Takes The Lid Off The Funniest Spy Story Of The Year! [Australian Daybill Movie Poster] See more »
Plot:
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A movie with STENCH that doesn't stink. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kenneth Williams ... Desmond Simkins

Barbara Windsor ... Daphne Honeybutt

Bernard Cribbins ... Harold Crump
Charles Hawtrey ... Charlie Bind
Eric Barker ... The Chief
Dilys Laye ... Lila

Jim Dale ... Carstairs
Richard Wattis ... Cobley

Eric Pohlmann ... The Fat Man
Victor Maddern ... Milchmann
Judith Furse ... Doctor Crow

John Bluthal ... Head Waiter / Doctor Crow - voice
Renee Houston ... Madame
Jack Taylor ... Thug
Tom Clegg ... Doorman
Bill Cummings ... Thug
Gertan Klauber ... Code Clerk (as Gerton Klauber)
Frank Forsyth ... Professor Stark

Norman Mitchell ... Native Policeman
Anthony Baird ... Guard
Derek Sydney ... Algerian Gent
Patrick Durkin ... Guard
Jill Mai Meredith ... Cigarette Girl
Hugh Futcher ... Bed-of-Nails Native
Angela Ellison ... Cloakroom Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Best ... Funhouse Girl (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Marian Collins ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Nora Gordon ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Olive Gregg ... Sergeant (voice) (uncredited)
John Jardine ... Guard (uncredited)
Judi Johnson ... Funhouse Girl (uncredited)
Maya Koumani ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Tutte Lemkow ... Man in Marketplace (uncredited)
Jane Lumb ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Jonathan Newth ... Guard (uncredited)
Christine Rodgers ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Vicki Smith ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
Virginia Tyler ... Funhouse Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Wilson ... Amazon Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay) and
Sid Colin (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
Alex Vetchinsky  (as A. Vetchinsky)
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Caffin 
 
Makeup Department
Biddy Chrystal .... hairdressing
W.T. Partleton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donald Toms .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bolton .... assistant director
Nigel Wooll .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... sound editor
C.C. Stevens .... sound recordist
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wally Armitage .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Fred Heather .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Woodbridge .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
 
Music Department
Eric Rogers .... conductor
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Stuart Levy .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Australia:G (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (VHS rating) | Australia:G (theatrical) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006)

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Trivia:
Second of three appearances of actor Bernard Cribbins in a "Carry On" movie after his first in Carry on Jack (1963). Cribbins would not appear in another for around twenty-eight years until his final appearance in one in Carry on Columbus (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Crump points out the cherries in their champagne cocktails at the Café Mozart, his and Daphne's cherry sticks vary in position between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor Crow:I am Doctor Crow. You are surprised?
Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow:Yes, I am! I expected you to be a man... or a woman.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
THE MAGIC OF LOVESee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A movie with STENCH that doesn't stink., 5 July 2010
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

No real surprises here as Gerald Thomas returns to direct many of the faces we've come to know and love (including a first showing in the franchise for the lady who would become a bit of a national treasure, the gigglesome and gorgeous Barbara Windsor) and takes some potshots at a very easy target, the world of James Bond.

It's easy to dismiss this movie nowadays, because of the sheer number of Bond spoofs we've seen in the intervening years and because of the fact that a few of the series regulars are missing from the proceedings, but it's actually a fitfully amusing parody and definitely worth revisiting if you're a fan of the series.

The plot sees a number of wet-behind-the-ears agents called to active duty because of a stolen chemical formula that's fallen into the hands of STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans). They will have to overcome some long odds, and their own inexperience, to save the day.

The screenplay, by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin, tends to make the most obvious gags but everything is done with such gusto by those involved that it remains hugely entertaining. Kenneth Williams is here, as is Charles Hawtrey, and Bernard Cribbins bravely takes on another nominal lead role in the series but the laughs are more consistent and spread out this time with wee Babs providing some amusing double entendres, Jim Dale getting to look suave and dapper for a limited time and Dilys Laye playing a sultry, possible femme fatale (though I really wish they hadn't shoehorned her singing performances in there, not that she's the worst I've ever heard . . . . it's just that the film doesn't need any major title songs).

Misunderstandings, cross-dressing, groansome puns, squabbling and a breezy display of incompetence all end up on screen here. Which is exactly why it's up there with the better entries in the franchise.

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