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>
Kenneth Connor's line, "I've been regular for eighteen years," is also an in-joke about his time in the "Carry On..." movies. He started in 1958, and when the film was made in 1976, he was in the films for eighteen years. 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:
Attention: All ATS personnel. I'm going to make men of you. As from this moment, skirts will not be worn. Skirts will not be worn.
Sgt. Tilly Willing:
Well, that'll be a bit drafty.
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Rubbish. Along with Carry on Emmanuelle this is the worst of the series. I've got a lot of time for these films, but this was inexcusable. By this time (1976) the joke was no longer funny and the juice had run dry, as Sid James might have put it.
Only two of the Carry On regulars are in this and even they look bored. The jokes are staid and formulaic, delivered with the speed and panache of a postman. The budget for the film appeared to be £2.50.
Even Windsor Davies' Sergeant's bellowing couldn't save this.
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