Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »
Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. Little do they know that the priest leads a double life. Then Madame Desiree and her "Birds of Paradise" arrive in the village... Written by
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Sid James, at 61, was nearly twice the age of the real Dick Turpin, who was 33 when he was hanged in 1739. See more »
The first time that Roger Daily is held up by Dick and left naked you see the driver also left the same way. When they pull up into the town the next day still naked, it's a different driver to the one before. See more »
If there is one man, just one man amongst you who can say in all truthfulness that within the past week he has not committed adultery then he may leave this church now and go with my blessing.
[Bodkin stands up and starts to leave]
Ah, we have at least one good man with us. Well done, brother Bodkin.
Oh it's not that, Rector. You just reminded me where I left my hat last night.
See more »
Doesn't stand up well and certainly doesn't deliver.
The gang's all here again but this would be the last Carry On movie involving all of the main players (Sid James and Hattie Jacques would not appear in any of the few movies to come and neither would writer Talbot Rothwell) and it's a bit of a sad swansong really.
The plot is all about Dick Turpin (Sid James) and his embarrassingly successful highway robberies. Captain Desmond Fancey (Kenneth Williams) and Sergeant Jock Strapp (the annoying Jack Douglas) are trying their very best to arrest the highwayman but they seem to always be one step behind. Perhaps they should look a little closer at Reverend Flasher (Sid James).
Barbara Windsor and Peter Butterworth play Turpin's two cohorts, Joan Sims is Madam Desiree (a woman travelling with her lovely performing ladies) and there are relatively small roles for Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor and Bernard Bresslaw.
Perhaps it should have been obvious to everyone that the series was shooting downhill when this one was released (the title, let's face it, is more of a crude cry than a cheeky double entendre). Gerald Thomas directs with his usual competence and the music, by regular music man Eric Rogers, is okay but the script is generally poor and the whole thing feels like a bit of a mess cobbled together to allow some people to have a bit of fun in the company of attractive young women. I'm not saying that it was made for that very reason, I'm just saying that it feels that way.
Oh well, fans of the series will always have many instalments to choose as a favourite. I'd be very surprised if anyone chose this one.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?