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A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff. They all look very similar. To top it all off, the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on the Hotel's foundations... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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The holiday of a Laugh-time!

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There was no music played during the filming of the party scene. Cast members had to improvise their dance steps as the scene continued. Even though the music remains the same, actors are often noticed dancing too fast or doing the wrong steps to the music. The music was added to the final film later in production. Eric Rogers wrote the score as he did for the majority of the "Carry On..." films. See more »

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When Lily has her skirt torn off she runs into the hotel and only the clock is visible on the wall and no decorations, which had been seen in the previous scene. See more »

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[at the dinner table, the waiter brings the wine to the table]
Georgio: A beautiful wine for a beautiful lady...
Evelyn Blunt: Was that supposed to be a compliment?
Stanley Blunt: Better taste the wine first.
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Technical Advisor - SUN TAN LO TION See more »

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Featured in Sex in the 70s: Blue Movies (2005) See more »

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Brits abroad
3 April 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I watched this film the other day,hoping to cheer my self up after paying a lot of money on getting my car repaired.And as usual it did the trick,well it did for a couple of hours.The film is fun from start to finnish,it has most of the regular cast,playing their usual parts.In this one Peter Butterworth gets to use a different accent,which he does to great comic effect.The only problem i found was that the version I've bought seems to have a scene missing,my wife thought the same thing.I do specifically remember a scene when they all go down the monks cave,and i think Sid James puts a monks robe on,and hands out wine.I cant remember exactly what happens,as i hadn't seen it for a few years,but i had seen it a few times before,and do definitely remember a scene like that.My wife and i were trying to remember what happens in that part and why it has suddenly been dropped in the new DVD release .We thought it may have something to do with upsetting the church.Maby there was complaints about it so its now been cut out.But in all this is a fine comedy dealing with the Brits Abroad,when in the 70s this was a great adventure for any Brit,as it was expensive then.The film also deals with all the holiday nightmares,the ones that ruin your holiday,such as drilling,no water,windows that don't open etc.But this hotel had everything wrong with it,for a start it was only half finished.So i recommend if your feeling in low spirits,watch a carry on film,as their bound to cheer you up.


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