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 »
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>
When I read the comments about this film, I knew it would be bad, but it is not just bad, it is pathetic. By the time this entry was made, the gags were too familiar, too many regulars were missing and the series was half-way into its grave. Also, Sid James had sadly passed away. I missed him, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and the gang.
There is far too much nudity for a Carry On, there is only four regulars (Connor, Sims, Butterworth and Douglas) and they show little enthusiasm, the script is a mess, the budget was far too tight, there was too many newcomers who were a complete waste of space. The whole thing is a stab in the back to THE Carry On series.
It is very sad to see Kenneth Connor transformed from his lovable Cockney bumbler into a bombastic little Hitler. Peter Butterworth looks bored and uninterested, not that he had much to do, like poor Joan Sims, who is given the most ridiculous of cameo roles and Jack Douglas is also wasted.
The only saving grace is Windsor Davies as the bellowing Sergeant Major. Patrick Mower and Judy Geeson were just not Carry On material.
This film is only to be watched as an instrument of torture. I admit that NOT ALL Carry Ons were great, but this is just inexcusable. Watch ALL other Carry Ons before and including BEHIND, with the possible exception of JACK, but stay well clear of this crap.
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