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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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Antaa mennä Englanti  »

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The main cut of this film was Reel 6: Joke about Heinkels and Bristols replaced with cover material which omits the utterance of "Fokker". Shots of bare-breasted women replaced by flash shots of bare breast to establish only. See more »

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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 »

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[Pvt. Ffoukes Sharpe has rammed a round into the gun]
Sgt. Maj. Tiger Bloomer: Get that thing out of there!
Capt. S. Melly: [Whispering] She rammed it up, it can stay up!
Sgt. Maj. Tiger Bloomer: In that case, gun loaded, Sir!
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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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