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Carry on Regardless (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 April 1961 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas (uncredited)

Writer:

Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Can You Stand The Laughs? [USA half sheet] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Nicht so toll, Süßer! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peter Rogers Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was Cyril Raymond's final film before his death on March 20, 1973 at the age of 74. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sir Theodore, Testy Old Man: Do you provide substitutes?
Miss Cooling: [shocked] No! This is a respectable firm!
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Connections

Featured in Kenneth Williams: In His Own Words (2006) See more »

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In safe hands.
26 June 2015 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

A bunch of out of work folk are delighted when several positions come onto the market at the Helping Hands Agency...

As most reviews attest to, this fifth Carry On film barely has a plot to get your hands on. Pic basically takes the seven members of the agency through a series of vignettes, the jobs they are assigned to do ranging from chimp walking to modelling underwear!

Each slot allows for some amiable comedic opportunity, the best of which finds Joan Sims getting sloshed at a wine tasting function, Charles Hawtrey landing in a boxing match with a hulking brute, Kenneth Connor involved in a 39 Steps parody, and all of the workers pitched into chaos during an Ideal Homes Exhibition. Back at the Helping Hands office Sid James and his secretary Esma Cannon are flummoxed by the continuous appearance of Stanley Unwin talking his gobbledygook, which all leads to the big finale as the whole cast get to have a grand old time of things. While as usual there's fun to be had spotting the future stars of British TV and film who pop up in cameos.

Carry On Regardless finds the creators on safe and amiable ground. It's no high point of the series but it's good fun and lets some under valued comic actors work their respective charms. 7/10


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