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Carry on Henry VIII (1971)
"Carry on Henry" (original title)

GP  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  February 1971 (UK)
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Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

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Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of her in his usual manner, Henry has to find some way of doing it without provoking war with Marie's cousin, the King of France. Perhaps if she had an affair... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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A Great Guy with his Chopper

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Trivia

Harry Secombe was considered for Henry VIII when it appeared that Sidney James may not be available due to possible stage commitments. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when Lord Hampton and his men are preparing to rescue Queen Marie from the Tower, the gunpowder fuse used to blow up the gates goes out. When it does, you can see the line of gunpowder is about an inch too short and does not reach the barrel, meaning it was meant to go out in the first place. See more »

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Lord Hampton of Wick: Oh, Fawkes!
[When Guy Fawkes blows himself up with his own gunpowder]
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This film is based on a recently discovered manuscript by one William Cobbler which reveals the fact that Henry VIII did in fact have two more wives. Although it was at first thought that Cromwell originated the story, it is now known to be definitely all Cobbler's........ from beginning to end. See more »

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Follows Carry on Pimpernel (1966) See more »

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So so
17 June 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

A middling outing for the classic cast, which is fun but not especially funny. Many of the double entendres don't really land, but it's always fun to watch this lot do their thing. The standout in a game cast is Joan Sims, who's not only really good but very sexy too. Sid James pulls many, many disappointed faces; Charles Hawtrey always tickles me because he seems to be off in his own little world; Kenneth Williams is dialled up to 11; Barbara Windsor is, as usual, terrible; and my old favourite Kenneth Connor is oddly dignified.

Probably the best joke is the running gag with Guy Fawkes constantly suggesting that the perfect answer to any plot is his stockpile of gunpowder. It's a mildly amusing but handsome film, passing by entirely painlessly without lingering in the memory once it's over.


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