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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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19 November 1976 (USA)  »

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Antaa mennä Englanti  »

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£220,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The opening credits declared: "We would like to thank The Imperial War Museum for the loan of the gun". This was the gigantic artillery 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun seen in the movie and was loaned to the production by its Department of Exhibits' reserves collection. The enormous weapon had a 24/7 security detail put on it whilst at the Pinewood Studios and was insured for UK £5,000. 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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Capt. S. Melly: You up there! What's your name?
Bombardier Ready: Ready, sir.
Capt. S. Melly: Ready? Ready... Willing... Able... This is ridiculous.
[Ready twitches]
Capt. S. Melly: What are you doing?
Sgt. Maj. Tiger Bloomer: [shouts] Twitching, Sir!
Capt. S. Melly: I can see that Sergeant Major, but why is he twitching?
Bombardier Ready: It's me nerves, Sir!
Capt. S. Melly: Trying to twitch your ticket, eh? Well, it won't work, Bombardier. You're in the army for the duration. Twitch your way out of that!
[Bombardier Ready keeps twitching]
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Terrible
21 June 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is really the bottom of the barrel as far as the Carry On series is concerned. After Talbot Rothwell, the genius scriptwriter whose flair for spiralling innuendo and cringe-makingly obvious jokes, retired from the series in 1974, the Carry Ons were doomed. This film is so bad, it's embarrassing. Kenneth Connor struggles manfully with a part that calls for little more than foul-tempered, authoritarian bluster, Windsor Davies drags us through his tried-and-tested eyeball rolling, gurning and bellowing routines, Patrick Mower makes you wish Kenneth Cope had been cast instead, and Judy Geeson shows just how quickly a promising celluloid career can nosedive - from the brilliant TO SIR WITH LOVE to this smutty mess in just eight years. Shame. This is one of the most depressing so-called 'comedies' I've ever seen, and I doubt it'd be any funnier if you watched it whilst drunk. Stick to Convenience, Loving, Up The Khyber, Cleo or Camping for true Carry On genius.


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