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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

The movie had a similar storyline to the classic Vincent Price 3D horror film House of Wax (1953) where women were abducted then encased in wax. See more »

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

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Constable Slobotham: Just a minute Mr Potter, where were you last night?
Albert: My bed.
Constable Slobotham: Any witnesses to corroborate that?
Albert: My landlady.
Constable Slobotham: Who?
Albert: She came up with a bottle.
Constable Slobotham: Sounds like a pretty loose-living place you're lodging in.
Albert: She always comes up with a hot water bottle.
Constable Slobotham: Sarge, it's just possible he and the landlady are in collusion
Albert: Don't be disgusting, she's over 60.
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Crazy Credits

The title page at the beginning of the film shows the year as MCMXVI i.e. 1916. See more »

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Drink to Me Only With Thine eyes
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Lyrics by Ben Jonson
Performed by Kenneth Williams
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Foul Feet Smell Something Horrible
14 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you only ever watch one Carry On film make sure it's this one. Consistently funny with terrific performances from everyone involved this is guaranteed to make you laugh. The makers have got the period setting spot on for a classic p@!s-take of all those brilliant Hammer films. Talbot Rothwell throws everything into this - a mad scientist, a deliciously evil and beautiful sister, an effective looking monster, a couple of Jeckyll and Hyde transformations, a spooky mansion, fog shrouded woods and a couple of inept coppers in the style of Holmes and Watson. Peter Butterworth has never been better and Harry H Corbett is simply stunning in his only Carry On appearance. Also worthy of mention are Jon Pertwee and Charles Hawtrey despite these two only being on screen for one scene each. The story revolves around missing young women who are being turned into tailors dummies by Kenneth Williams' manic Doctor Watt. Jim Dale tries to persuade Detective Sergeant Bung and his idiotic assistant Slowbottom that his date Doris has been abducted by a hideous monster while they were enjoying a night in Hokum Woods, 'How far did you go?' asks Bung (meaning how far into the woods they went), 'Oh not far I've only known her a year!' says Dale and that sums up the humour, not very intellectual but very very funny, in fact the funniest line comes when Corbett - having stolen the dummy of Doris from a shop while under the influence of one of Watts potions - turns to Jim Dale (number 1 suspect) and says 'I suppose I took it!!'. Every thing in this - the 12th Carry on - hits the mark and along with 'Carry On At Your Convenience' shows a team clearly enjoying themselves and it's a pleasure to watch time and time again. A Classic.


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