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Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay) and
Sid Colin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 June 1964 (UK) See more »
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 »
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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CARRY ON SPYING (Gerald Thomas, 1964) *** See more (26 total) »


  (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
Crew verified as complete

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (VHS rating) | Australia:G (theatrical) | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (2001) (2006)

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The Algeria scene was introduced by a scenery that features a tower with a man in it. It is very similar to the scene that was used to introduce the pre-credit scenes in some of the Pink Panther films. The only difference is that it was not accompanied by a Muslim ceremonial chanting and it was shot in black and white.See more »
Continuity: Inside STENCH's HQ, the four British spies are on a long metal cylinder which is cut into four pieces with a spy on each piece. Next scene the cylinder is now in halves with the spies in pairs on each half.See more »
[Daphne Honeybutt and Charlie Bind arrive at the villains' secret lair]
Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow:It must be their headquarters!
[Charlie Bind ogles a female technician who is bent over some equipment]
Charlie Bind:Looks more like their hindquarters.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
CARRY ON SPYING (Gerald Thomas, 1964) ***, 9 February 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

This is yet another popular (and good) entry in the "Carry On" series. Like JACK, CLEO and SCREAMING, it's a parody of a current film or fad – in its case the box-office sensation that were the James Bond extravaganzas (in fact, it was the first of innumerable spoofs/imitations of that long-running franchise). Kenneth Williams (complete with funny accent) is more or less at his best here; accompanying him are Barbara Windsor (this proved to be her series debut), Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey, Dilys Laye (as a femme fatale), Jim Dale (playing the gang's long-suffering contact man) and Eric Barker (as, what else, their superior).

While it cleverly features an androgynous villain (played by Judith Furse and voiced by John Bluthal), the film also lampoons earlier classic British thrillers – such as Hitchcock's 1930s efforts and THE THIRD MAN (1949). The action takes place in a variety of locales from a Viennese café to an Algerian harem; typical espionage elements are the gang's donning of various disguises to follow or elude enemy agents and the perilous train journey. By the way, the villains' headquarters are amusingly accessed via a public convenience – which also pays off with an inspired surreal ending. In a direct nod to the Bond model, we get silly acronyms for the various organizations involved (such as S.T.E.N.C.H., S.M.U.T., S.N.O.G., etc).

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