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Carry on Regardless (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 December 1963 (USA)
The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs. Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff.


Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas (uncredited)


Norman Hudis (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Bert Handy
Kenneth Connor ... Sam Twist
Charles Hawtrey ... Gabriel Dimple
Joan Sims ... Lily Duveen
Kenneth Williams ... Francis Courtenay
Bill Owen ... Mike Weston
Liz Fraser ... Delia King
Terence Longdon ... Montgomery Infield-Hopping
Hattie Jacques ... Hospital Sister
Esma Cannon ... Miss Cooling
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Strip Club Manager
Julia Arnall ... Trudy Trelawney
Terence Alexander ... Trevor Trelawney
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Landlord
Joan Hickson ... Hospital Matron


The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given jobs ranging from taking animals for walks (no ordinary animals you understand) to demonstrating new products at a large and prestigious exhibition... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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The film was the 10th most popular movie at the UK box office in 1961. See more »


After the water is turned back on at the house they are renovating Bill Owens character is sent through the open kitchen door (by the jet of water from the tap left on), but when Conners and Williams try to reach the tap they are sent crashing through the wall as the jet of water moves by itself several feet to the side. See more »


Sir Theodore, Testy Old Man: Do you provide substitutes?
Miss Cooling: [shocked] No! This is a respectable firm!
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One of their best
6 October 2001 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Despite their being much decried at the time of their release, the Carry on Films are, and will become even more so with time, an integral part of English Comedy Culture. Most of the protagonists of these films are as of today, dead, and nothing as side-splitting has unfortunately come to replace them. They are films you can watch over and over again, when you are feeling down in the mouth, even when you know the stories. In France, the equivalent is called ' L'Equipe du Splendide " who made films of the "Les Bronzés" series during the seventies, but their output was far less prolific and the protagonists are still alive today as far as I know. As for the carry-ons, there are so many of them, that one is never short of a good laugh, and today, there is none of the good light hearted humour of those fifties and sixties. Unfortunately, the late twentieth century plague called "political correctness" has seen to that and what a shame it is too ! Carry on regardless is one of the funniest carry-ons, unfortunately in Black and White, but with the added attraction of Stanley Unwin speaking "gobbledygook" (charabia) and this had me reeling in fits of laughter. Mind you, I'd already seen Stanley several times on English TV years ago but I can't remember in what context. Anyway, carry on watching ..............they're nearly all now available on DVD for about £10 or 15 € !!!

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