1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then ... See full summary »
Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief... See full summary »
Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot ... See full summary »
Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position... See full summary »
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »
Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble brewing with the locals too. Unbeknown to Bo, his lady love has followed him in disguise... Written by
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Phil Silvers had short term memory loss during the making of the film and had to have boards placed behind the camera in order that he remembered his lines. Kenneth Williams publicly rebuked him both on-set and his personal diaries for this. See more »
A group of legionnaires are seen approaching the camera. Their shadows are to their left on the right side of the screen. They are next seen with their backs to the camera. Their shadows are now to their right on the right side of the screen. See more »
The Prophet has truly said. The behaviour of the white infidels is like blood coming from a stone. Bleedin' mystery.
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Absurdish even by Carry On standards, this film would be so politically incorrect now it couldn't be made (I like that). Basically, its the story of Bo, played by Jim Dale, who joins the French Foreign Legion due to a misunderstanding at a cricket game. Phil Silvers plays the Sargeant in this film, and Kenneth Williams reminds me of the Colonel in Hogan's Heroes. It has a few good gags, but it is also very labored. I found my attention wandering through it, never a ringing endorsement for a comedy. Phil Silvers tries, but the film just plods along. If you're a Carry On completist, by all means watch it. I've seen much better from them.
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