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Professors Vrooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. With a randy Major owning the site, a snobbish mother, and the two professors' constant innuendos, the film ends with a sinking caravan site and a striptease performance as a replacement for the cabaret night. Written by
Graeme Huggan <email@example.com>
The Carry On crew go back to camp but the pitch just isn't as good.
It just doesn't feel the same when a Carry On movie begins by showing you a writing credit for someone other than Talbot Rothwell and so it's no surprise to find that this one isn't up to the standard of the franchise at it's peak and continued a spiral downwards that would end with the truly dire Carry On Columbus.
Gerald Thomas is still in the director's chair but, as much as I hate to say what so many others have already said, he seems to have enjoyed taking an easy option here with an outing for the gang that stands as nothing more than an inferior version of Carry On Camping. You've even got the two attached men (this time played by Jack Douglas and Windsor Davies) trying to get themselves a couple of dolly birds. Peter Butterworth is, as he was in "Camping", someone always out to make a pound or two when he can. Kenneth Williams is vaguely amusing as the architect aiming to dig around the site but the misunderstandings between his character and the character of Professor Vooshka (Elke Sommer) is far from comedy gold. Joan Sims is now reduced to playing the nagging mother-in-law role while Patsy Rowlands and Bernard Bresslaw are the exasperated married couple. Oh, and Kenneth Connor plays the owner of the campsite and doesn't really get to do anything of note.
Dave Freeman's screenplay is in line with the dip that the series had already begun to take so it's unfair to lay the blame on him when everyone involved should have stopped flogging this dead horse a few movies previously. There are no big laughs here but, even worse, everyone just seems a bit tired of going through the same schtick. In fact, Windsor Davies is one of the few highlights because his performance at least feels energised and fresh, even if he's no replacement for Sid James.
One best avoided by all but the completists though there are a few other entries that are worse.
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