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 »
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>
On the close up with Sid sitting on the chair, you see two knitting needles, one on either side of his jacket. When Beattie and Sid are in view, the jacket completely covers the knitting needles, next shot, close-up again, needles seen again. See more »
[waving a dinner knife]
This is a respectable and refined neighbourhood AND DON'T YOU BLOODY FORGET IT.
How can I, when you keep reminding me of it so nicely.
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This is the Carry On film which took longest to make back its money. It's not difficult to see why as it is so disparaging towards the unions and the typical Carry On fan in the early 70s was working class. If you are going to insult your target audience then don't be surprised to find they don't go to see your film. Having said that the basic storyline has plenty of opportunities for Talbot Rothwell's seaside postcard humour especially as they go on a works outing to Brighton. One of the Carry On films' best points is the way they added those little details so you get a toilet manufacturer called WC Boggs, the foreman's name sounds like plumber, his daughter's name is Myrtle which is a plant that grows in bogs. If I could only buy a budgie like Sid Plummer's I'd be laughing even more.
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