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Carry on Dick (1974)

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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 »

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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>

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Dick Turpin carries on with his flintlock cocked

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25 December 1974 (USA)  »

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Three of the cast appeared in drag in the film. Actress Barbara Windsor as barmaid Harriet portrayed a boy highwayman with the alias of Harry whilst both Sidney James and Peter Butterworth dressed up as dames for one sequence at the constabulary. See more »

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["Big" Dick is points his pistol at Madame Desiree]
Madame Desiree: That doesn't scare me. I've seen bigger ones in my time.
Dick Turpin: That doesn't surprise me.
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Follows Carry on Nurse (1959) See more »

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Oh God, Our Help In Ages Past
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Words by Isaac Watts and music by William Croft
Sung in the church
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'I'm a silly old constable, sir'.
29 July 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The Carry Ons had been getting progressively ruder as the years passed, but this line of dialogue from Carry On Dick, the last film to feature the 'classic' cast, still had me doing a double take. I couldn't remember it being quite so near the knuckle. But as undeniably coarse and unsophisticated as much of the humour is, and despite an over-reliance on Sid James trademark guffaws and saucy giggles from Babs Windsor, the gang's version of the story of Dick Turpin still succeeds in being a lot of delightfully un-PC fun.

If the idea of an ageing Sid James as dashing highwayman 'Big Dick' isn't silly enough for you, he's assisted by Peter Butterworth and Barbara Windsor, neither of whom would strike much terror into the the heart of even the most fearful of travellers. Tasked with catching the lovable masked rogues are Captain Desmond Fancey (Kenneth Williams) and Sergeant Jock Strapp, who have gained vital information about their quarry that might help them: Turpin has a distinguishing birthmark on his "insert suggestive sound effect here"...

Broad comedy, characters with daft names, innuendo, Barbara Windsor's top flying open, Joan Sims doing her French accent—it's all there, making this Historical romp predictable fare but entertaining nonetheless.


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