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Carry on Cowboy (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Western | 26 November 1965 (UK)
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

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Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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THE STAMPEDE IS ON . . . and the Carry On Gang is wanted all over the west for leaving a trail of their brand of laughter! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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26 November 1965 (UK)  »

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Rumpo Kid  »

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Trivia

Jim Dale trained for two weeks to learn how to fire a gun. See more »

Goofs

Jim Dale demolishes the desk in the Inquiries office, which ends with him putting the top back on and the Inquiries sign on it. The man behind the desk then leans on it, demolishing it again, but as Jim Dale leaves the office, the view from outside shows the desk top back in place, complete with the Inquiries sign. See more »

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Sam: I never did get to know exactly what she'd done that was so wrong.
Judge Burke: Old Ben was a friend of mine Sam, and she killed him.
Doc: It was his own fault. He was ninety-two. I warned him not to marry her!
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Followed by Carry on England (1976) See more »

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See a P. Knutt stand.
13 April 2008 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

One of the better entries in this series, thanks mostly to the broader genre fittings and fixtures as opposed to the usual saucy one-liners. We have the usual Western tale of a town being taken over by a bad guy (The Rumpo Kid played by Sid James) and a new Marshall (Jim Dale as Marshall P. Knutt) being sent into town to clean up the joint. Sadly, Dale is actually a sanitation engineer with the forename Marshall and has only been sent to the town by mistake, as anyone who had seen his shooting skills would know. Never mind, a man's still gotta do what a man's gotta do and things are brewing for a shoot-out at high noon.

The usual suspects are all here (James, Williams, Sims, Hawtrey and Jim Dale get the main parts) and the nice thing about this entry into the series is that a few of the actors seem to be genuinely acting like someone other than themselves for a change (especially Kenneth Williams, who gives the best performance overall) and the Western staples, such as the brassy "tart with a heart", the eager and sneaky coffin-maker and the bullied townsfolk, add to the fun. The Carry On team didn't skirt this close, and this accurately, to their source material ever again with the exception of Carry On Screaming (another favourite of mine and, funnily enough, released in the same year).

A very enjoyable outing from the team and one that should be a favourite amongst the fans.

See this if you like: the Carry On series, Support Your Local Gunfighter.


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