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Carry on Dick (1974)

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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Der total verrückte Straßenräuber  »

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This was Sidney James' final film before his death on April 26, 1976 at the age of 62. See more »

Goofs

After Harriet has been caught with the stolen bracelet, she is led away at gunpoint. The pistol that Captain Fancey threatens her with, however, is in a "fired" position, with the cocking lever fully forward. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Flasher: William, don't you think it's time you came to church again?
William: What do you mean, Rector? Don't you remember? I was there last Sunday. I took the collection.
Reverend Flasher: I know. Next Sunday I want you to bring it back.
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Follows Carry on, Constable (1960) 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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A bawdy film for a bawdy age
18 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Borrowing more from the classic George Arliss film Doctor Syn than from the legendary British outlaw Dick Turpin, Carry On Dick has Sid James as Turpin who disguises his himself as the outwardly pious, but randy parson in the English countryside. His exploits in his trade and conquests of womanhood have made him a legend and the government of George III was to put a stop to him.

So who else would you send than Kenneth Williams together with his trusty aide Jack Douglas out to catch him. But James is a wily old fox of an outlaw and who could conceive of the local man of God being the head of outlaws. Naturally Williams looks for local allies and who better than the local parson James to help in his quest for the notorious outlaw.

As we well know the 16th and 17th centuries in Great Britain were one bawdy age the Carry On troupe is certainly bawdy enough to match it. Joan Sims is a riot as the head of a group of struggling French actresses stranded in that part of the world. Great Britain and France were not getting along particularly well at the time, but Sims and her girls speak a universal language to those who listen.

This was Sid James's farewell big screen appearance, the cap of a grand career that started in British music hall. The Carry On films tried to Carry On after he died, but it was definitely no go, they certainly didn't Carry on.

James is the center of this film as well it should be.


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