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Carry On Jack (1963)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1963 (UK)
This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Fearless
... Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker
... Sally
... Walter Sweetly
... First Officer Jonathan Howett
... Mr. Angel, the Bos'un
... Young Carrier
... Don Luis, the Spanish Governor
... First Sealord
... Hook, Pirate
... Patch, Pirate Captain, aka Roger
... Ned
... Ancient Carrier
Jimmy Thompson ... Adm. Horatio Nelson
... Hardy
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This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee and Pirates taking his Captain, his sweet-heart and his best-friend with him! With mistaken identities and shipwrecks awash, it's a surprise any of them live to tell the tale! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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It's fun with a salty flavour . . . as the Carry on Gang find laughter in the binnacle and a female stowaway in the barnacles See more »


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Carry on Venus  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The kiss, by Hardy (Anton Rodgers) to a dying Admiral Horatio Nelson (Jimmy Thompson, sent up in the film, really did happen in history. See more »

Goofs

In many scenes, the ordinary sailors and pirates are seen wearing shoes on board the ship. Sailors in these times went barefoot aboard ship as it made it easier to move on the generally wet deck and to climb into the rigging. See more »

Quotes

Albert Poop-Decker: If you've got a heart of oak, it's got a worm in it.
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Followed by Follow That Camel (1967) See more »

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'Twas on the good ship Venus…
4 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Winsome bar wench Sally (Juliet Mills) steals the identity of bumbling midshipman Albert Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins), taking his place aboard frigate HMS Venus in the hope of sailing to France to find her missing sweetheart Roger. Meanwhile, the real Albert is press-ganged into service on the same ship, but no-one will believe his unlikely story.

The mere thought of the lovely Juliet Mills being able to pass for a man is, of course, utterly ridiculous (reminding me of a similarly silly episode of Blackadder), but despite this preposterous conceit, the notable absence of many of the series' major players, and a lack of any truly classic gags, I can't help but enjoy this movie. With its well-realised period setting, Miss Mills obvious charms (she looks great even posing as a man), Jim Dale's brief but hilarious turn as a money-grabbing sedan chair operative, and some of the scurviest pirates ever to set sail for the seven seas, this rousing Carry On tale is still good for a Yo Ho Ho!


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