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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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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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It's the biggest bang of the war

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The original cast list for the movie which was pitched to the Rank Organisation was Windsor Davies, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, James Bolam, Kenneth Williams, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, Penelope Keith, Adrienne Posta, Susan Penhaligon, Anne Aston, and Carol Hawkins'. Some and not all of these ended up appearing in the picture. See more »

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When the Sergeant Major Bloomer sounds the wake up call in Melly's hut, the Sergeant Major's rope on his uniform is on his right shoulder. But in the next shot when he is shouting at Sgt. Len Able, the rope is on his left shoulder. See more »

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Brigadier: Hardly went off with a bang, eh, Melly?
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Painful experience
4 October 2000 | by (Brosville, France) – See all my reviews

Unable to raise a few laughs, CARRY ON ENGLAND is the swan song of the serie. Even afterwards, CARRY ON EMMANUELLE or/and COLOMBUS made it too painful to live through.

The screenplay is simply non-existent, just a symptom of one. The lead characters are poor. The cinematography is plain Tv-movie like. The routine is based on trousers taken off, shoutings, lovemaking then trousers taken off, shoutings, lovemaking then, oh, I forgot, some breasts quickly shown. Simply NOT FUNNY.

Joan Sims has a ridiculous part and it's real shame, being the only decent actress all around. Judy Geeson is awfully bad, giving the worst performance of her career with Norman J Warren's INSEMINOID. Peter Rogers & Gerald Thomas were incapable of finding a new breath in the Carry On serie : the new actors just don't work together and the screenwriters (they were two!!!) just try to put some rehash of some stuff made years ago and way much better.

I really missed Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor and the whole bunch. They were worth watching any Carry On even though the screenplays were really poor, like in CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. But I guess everything has an end, but this one is really painful to watch. My fast forward button still remember it!

If you want to try something really funny, then get CARRY ON MATRON or CARRY ON UP THE KHYBER, these are are true gems. But you can pass that one.

2/10


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