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Carry on Screaming! (1966)

 |  Comedy, Horror  |  7 April 1967 (USA)
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The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ... See full summary »

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The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Trivia

Joan Sims and Angela Douglas had to visit the Pinewood Plastering Department in order that a plaster cast could be taken of their whole body. This was in order for the dummy scenes in the film. See more »

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Despite being set in the early 1900s, television aerials can be seen in some exterior scenes. See more »

Quotes

Det Sgt. Bung: I've been up till half six looking for a woman.
Emily Bung: That should be something you're good at, looking for women.
Det Sgt. Bung: I wouldn't say that, last time I tried I found you.
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The title page at the beginning of the film shows the year as MCMXVI i.e. 1916. See more »

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Featured in Greatest Ever Carry On Films (2011) See more »

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Carry on Screaming
by Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks (as Ted Dick)
Sung by Ray Pilgrim (as Anon)
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"Foul Feet Smell Something Horrible"
3 January 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

This one was my favourite Carry On when a kid, it's one of a few I can force myself to watch nowadays. I think I could stick with Khyber and Cleo but the rest forget it. Throughout the series from '58 to '70 there were some good moments, some ace smart-ass one-liners but a lot of swamp to crawl through, the humour eventually ending up in the gutter from '70 on. I left them all to it there and then.

Harry Corbett and Kenneth Williams have some great lines, in this version of Frankenstein - stealing women to "vitrify" into shop dummies. Williams: "I wish I was dead"; Fielding: "Don't you remember, you are"; Williams: "Oh yes. What a life!" And on and on, knockabout Music Hall and Variety stuff, some original but plenty borrowed from all sources from Abbott and Costello, the Addams Family, Will Hay etc. But in COS it generally works: therefore I admit I must still like it. I wish that Sid James had been in it as well, but I'm glad Barbara Windsor wasn't.

Maybe it's my rose-tinted spectacles kicking in with this one, but why on Earth do the Carry On films generally seem more popular now in the Noughties UK than 30 years ago?


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