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Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)

This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up ... See full summary »

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This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of lavatorial jokes... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Flushed with success, the Carry On Team carries on round the bend

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10 December 1971 (UK)  »

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Carry on Round the Bend  »

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£190,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First of two official credited performances in a "Carry On" movie for actor Kenneth Cope who would appear in the next year's Carry on Matron (1972). Apparently, it is believed that Cope had appeared uncredited as a sailor in the earlier Carry On Jack (1963) where Cope had been considered for the role of Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker which was cast with Bernard Cribbins. See more »

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When Sid confronts W.C. Boggs in his office, because Myrtle has been out all night, they hear a commotion outside and go to the window to see the cause. In the brief shot of the main gate, as seen from the office window, Vic Spanner can clearly be seen being smacked over his mothers knee. The next shot is outside with Vic rallying the pickets at the main gate. His mother, and the other women, aren't there, and he hasn't yet been chastised. The ladies turn up later in the same scene. See more »

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[W.C. Boggs on fortune tellers... ]
W.C.: Fakes, that's all they are, sitting there staring in their crystal whatsitsnames.
Sid: Balls.
W.C.: I quite agree!
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Follows Carry on Spying (1964) See more »

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Carry On team go political and ostracise their fans?
17 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I like this entry in the series, I really do. Many others however find it a dud and feel that it should be flushed down one of the toilets that feature at W.C. Boggs' factory in the film. Blending the obvious toilet gags with a tale about unionised shop floors, the Carry On team have actually crafted one of the franchise's less mucky pictures. Sid James, so long the bastion of sexually driven lechery in Carry On folklore, has a very restrained role in this one, and this to me somewhat explains to an extent why "Convenience" is often shunned by the series fans.

Elsewhere it's the subplots away from the factory that put the smile on my face. Charles Hawtrey is indulging in strip poker with shop steward, Vic Spanner's, mother!. While James' Sid Plummer is getting horse racing winners from his budgie,! all under the watchful eye of his apparently scatty wife Beattie {a terrific Hattie Jacques}. Sexy eye candy for us blokes comes in the form of Jacki Piper, and the film finale on the Brighton seaside is drunken buffoonery to at least raise a giggle or two. Not the best Carry On by a long shot predicted by Sid's budgie, but certainly not one of the worst either. 6.5/10


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