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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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A pre-fame David Essex was filmed as a debater at Speaker's Corner who interjects a comment ("I intend to!") when Lord Hampton suggests 'having it off' during the anti-Sex Enjoyment Tax argument. However his role was cut from the finished film. See more »

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When Queen Marie is with Cromwell in his room, she says he rescued her from Hampton Court Maze. The Maze wasn't planted until 1689-95, more than 140 years after the film is set. However, the present-day maze was based on an earlier one from Cardinal Wolsey's time, so Queen Marie and Cromwell could have known of the old maze, not the one that's there today. See more »

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Thomas Cromwell: Sign this!
Sir Roger de Lodgerley: Without even reading it?
Thomas Cromwell: I'll read it to you. It's just a simple little confession. "In as much as I, Roger de Lodgerley, of Bedside Manor, Wilts, hereinafter referred to as the party of the first part, did unlawfully, with malice aforethought and without taking due precaution, on the night of October 4th last, admire, covet, blandish, cosset, seduce and otherwise get at Marie, spouse to Henry Tudor, hereinafter referred to as the party of the second part, I do now hereby solemnly ...
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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 Jack (1963) 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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