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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 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 <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Actor Kenneth Connor was the only cast member who had appeared in the earlier "Carry On" army barracks series entry Carry on Sergeant (1958), the first every "Carry On" movie, which had been made and released around eighteen years earlier. See more »

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When the toggle on the gun is pulled back that supposedly injures Captain S. Melly's fingers, it doesn't actually make contact with them. See more »

Quotes

[Melly has stormed out after ordering the men to polish the floor of the hut]
Gunner Shorthouse: I know what he wants!
Sgt. Len Able: What does he want?
Gunner Shorthouse: He wants us to polish the floor, Sarge!
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Follows Carry on Regardless (1961) See more »

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Terrible
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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