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Carry on Spying
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Director:
Writers:
Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay) and
Sid Colin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 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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(2 articles)
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A spoof of British eccentricity 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)

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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1.66 : 1 See more »
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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:
Ninth "Carry On" movie in the British comedy film franchise series.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Desmond Simpkins and Charlie Bind lure the doorman from the fun house, Simpkins hits him with a copper pot, and his fez falls off and lands in the middle of the doorway. In the next shot, from inside the building, the fez is nowhere to be seen.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 Can We Carry On, Girls? (2001) (TV)See more »

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A spoof of British eccentricity, 12 June 2012
Author: sandra small (sandi_small@muchomail.com) from gateshead, tyne and wear, england, uk

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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