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Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1971 (UK)
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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 ... 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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Carry on Round the Bend  »

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£190,000 (estimated)
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Bill Pertwee appeared as the nightclub owner but his scenes were cut from the final film. The nightclub scene was filmed on 22 March 1971. See more »

Goofs

A suited and booted chap with a flyaway mop of copper hair can be seen walking down the street when Bernie first pulls up outside the Spanners' house. Soon after, the same man can be seen across the road from the parked motorbike. A few seconds later, there he is again, back walking down the street behind Vic. See more »

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Chloe Moore: Come on Fred, I'll get you something to eat.
Fred Moore: I could do with a bit.
Sid: Spoken like a true man!
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Follows Carry on Teacher (1959) See more »

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The finest "Carry On" ever!
1 May 2003 | by (Cumbria, England) – See all my reviews

Although the time of the "Carry On" films has now passed (A good example is 1992's failed "Carry On Columbus"), when watching this 1971 film it does not hesitate to reveal the funny side of what it was like in England in the early seventies.

Boasting one of Talbot Rothwell's wittiest scripts, the cast take it to their hearts and as a result, have a whale of a time. The story is about a toilet factory run by Kenneth William's 'WC Boggs', and the lives of the workers during a strike, as well as the works outing to Brighton. Satirising Trade Unions, as well as Adult and Sex Education films, this film is a bold statement of its time (Because of the unflattering light the Unions are shown, this was one of the first "Carry On" failures), and to look back on it now, it is simply a gem.

Subplots include Kenneth Cope's lusting for Jacki Piper's affections, and the hilarious scenes of Hattie Jacques' budgie predicting the winners of horse races.

Even if you are not a "Carry On" fan, this film is a must see.


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