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Carry on England (1976)

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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19 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Antaa mennä Englanti  »

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£220,000 (estimated)
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An early publicity campaign, pitched to the Rank Organisation, claimed that the film would star Kenneth Williams, Carol Hawkins and Penelope Keith (all of whom declined roles) as well as Adrienne Posta, James Bolam, Ian Lavender, Susan Penhaligon and Anne Aston (none of whom were eventually cast). 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 »

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[Sgt Tilly Willing sees Melly for the first time]
Sgt. Tilly Willing: Two inches shorter, he could see right up my skirt!
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Follows Carry on Camping (1969) See more »

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7 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this is absolutely awful. I heard that Carry on Emmanuelle was the worst of the series, but this really is. I bought this and started watching it four times then turned it off...only watched it fully the fifth time around, it's really that bad.

Joan Sims looks bloated and old, Kenneth Connor's not the little bloke with humorous quirks that we know and love him for in the series...there's nothing in here that actually works. There's no gags that are humorous.

There's a hugely embarrassing scene where there's a soldier blinking heavily....and Kenneth Connor asks him 'why he's blinking'. The gag commences for a minute 'why are you blinking?' 'no I'm blinking not' 'yes you blinking are'....That unfortunately is the level of humour used in this awful film.

You can see them trying to go back to Carry on Sergeant...but that's like trying to find Debbie Harry attractive when she's an eighty year old pensioner based on 'how she used to be'.

Kenneth Connor in his first lead role for the Carry on's deserved better than this. Patrick Mower is not carry on material.

avoid.


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