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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 December 1973 (USA)
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.... See full summary »

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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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Trivia

In a budget cut, an entire dialogue sequence on the coach to the airport with Joan Sims, Sidney James and Jimmy Logan was removed from the final film. See more »

Goofs

When Pepe falls into the hole in the hotel lounge, black curtains, which are to create darkness are clearly visible and move as he falls through the hole. See more »

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[on arrival at the Palace Hotel in Elsbels]
Pepe: It's very lovings, no?
Stuart Farquhar: I beg your pardon, oh you mean lovely, oh yes very nice.
Pepe: It's all brand news, tables not sat in, chairs not sat in, lavatory not sat...
Stuart Farquhar: Yes, we needn't go into all that.
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Technical Advisor - SUN TAN LO TION See more »

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Follows Carry on Doctor (1967) 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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