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Carry on Up the Jungle (1970)

 -  Adventure | Comedy  -  March 1970 (UK)
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The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle... See full summary »



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The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird. Everything is going swimmingly until a gorilla enters the camp, and then the party is captured by an all female tribe from Aphrodisia... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <>

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Carry on Up the Congo  »

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The pool and waterfall sequence was filmed on Stage J at Pinewood Studios. See more »


In the scenes June appears before she meets Jungle Boy, she clearly wears glasses. In the scenes which she appears after that, she doesn't. See more »


[June is teaching Jungle Boy how to count]
Jungle Boy: One... two... three... four... five...
[grins lasciviously]
Jungle Boy: ... sex.
June: [as Jungle Boy picks her up] I wonder if we'll ever get to seven?
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Follows Carry on Teacher (1959) See more »

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6 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The African jungle, and Lady Bagley is part of an expedition to hopefully find her long lost son who disappeared years before, along with her thought to be dead husband. However this is no ordinary trip, Professor Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird and expedition leader William Boosey well and truly lives up to his surname. Not only are their problems in the camp, outside is numerous other dangers. Wild beasts, wild men and tribes unheard of by human ears before.

1970 saw the Carry On team begin the decade with one of the better offerings in the franchise. Boosted by the returning Frankie Howerd and Terry Scott to join Messrs James, Hawtrey, Sims, Connor and Bresslaw, Carry On Up The Jungle sticks close to the cheeky formula that had worked in the better series entries previously {think Carry On Up The Kyber from 1968}. Originally intended to be called Carry On Tarzan {the idea was scrapped for legal reasons}, "Jungle" plonks a load of British odd balls in the jungle and invite us to observe how they cope. Which of course we know is not going to be very well at all. Terry Scott steals the film as a blundering Tarzan type {a role turned down by Jim Dale apparently}, whilst Howerd and James get maximum humour from their polar opposite characters.

With a simple plot and carrying the series innuendo trademarks on its snake bitten.....ahem, Carry On Up the Jungle is a charmingly funny series entry. 7/10

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