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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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Trivia

Regular "Carry On" composer Eric Rogers refused to work on the film when told that budget cuts would reduce the orchestra from 40 to 20 musicians. He suggested Max Harris as his replacement. However, Rogers returned for the next in the series, Carry on Emmannuelle (1978) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Capt. S. Melly: Are you a ventriloquist?
Bombardier Ready: Oh no. Church of England.
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Follows Carry on Loving (1970) See more »

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Carry On England
29 March 2000 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

During WW II., a short but aggressive major tries to regulate an experimental "mixed" military team, consisting of both men and women.

One of the worst in the series that was really at the end of its tether, a dimly unamusing comedy with feeble and well-telegraphed jokes and very uncomfortable cast. An appalling and alarming sign that too many new faces appeared on both sides of the camera, none of which having much fun.


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