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Carry on England (1976)

 -  Comedy | War  -  19 November 1976 (USA)
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Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested ... See full summary »



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Melly's Driver


Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested in each other than the enemy planes above. Captain Melly plans to put a stop to all this, and becomes the target of a campaign to abandon his separatist ideals... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <>

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It's the biggest bang of the war


Comedy | War


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19 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Antaa mennä Englanti  »

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£220,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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This "Carry On" movie, likes its successor Carry on Emmannuelle (1978), attempted to be more risqué and bawdy than earlier "Carry On" films. It was during this mid-1970s era that it has been considered that the series became influenced by the new sexy-comedy "Confessions Of" series. Prior to making Carry on England (1976), producer Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas had viewed both Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) and Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975). Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976) theatrically debuted in the UK just six weeks before Carry on England (1976). See more »


When the female recruits parade topless, only half of them assemble. This was due to the refusal of the principal cast to take their tops off. See more »


Capt. S. Melly: Frilly curtains? Basket of flowers? Brasiers?
Melly's driver: Pardon, Sir?
Capt. S. Melly: Knickers!
Melly's driver: Same to you, Sir!
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Follows Carry on Henry VIII (1971) See more »

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21 June 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is really the bottom of the barrel as far as the Carry On series is concerned. After Talbot Rothwell, the genius scriptwriter whose flair for spiralling innuendo and cringe-makingly obvious jokes, retired from the series in 1974, the Carry Ons were doomed. This film is so bad, it's embarrassing. Kenneth Connor struggles manfully with a part that calls for little more than foul-tempered, authoritarian bluster, Windsor Davies drags us through his tried-and-tested eyeball rolling, gurning and bellowing routines, Patrick Mower makes you wish Kenneth Cope had been cast instead, and Judy Geeson shows just how quickly a promising celluloid career can nosedive - from the brilliant TO SIR WITH LOVE to this smutty mess in just eight years. Shame. This is one of the most depressing so-called 'comedies' I've ever seen, and I doubt it'd be any funnier if you watched it whilst drunk. Stick to Convenience, Loving, Up The Khyber, Cleo or Camping for true Carry On genius.

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