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Carry On Spying (1964)

Carry on Spying (original title)
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay), Sid Colin (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Williams ... Desmond Simkins
Barbara Windsor ... Daphne Honeybutt
Bernard Cribbins ... Harold Crump
Charles Hawtrey ... Charlie Bind
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... The Chief
Dilys Laye ... Lila
Jim Dale ... Carstairs
Richard Wattis ... Cobley
Eric Pohlmann ... The Fat Man
Victor Maddern ... Milchmann
Judith Furse ... Doctor Crow
John Bluthal ... Head Waiter / Doctor Crow - voice
Renee Houston ... Madame
Jack Taylor Jack Taylor ... Thug
Tom Clegg Tom Clegg ... Doorman
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Storyline

A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, chasing the villains across the world. There are gadgets galore, and disguises are compulsory if the heroes are to win the day from The Fat Man, Dr Milchman and Dr Crow! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Here Come Secret Agents O-O-Oh! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1964 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Oooh! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The following characters had the following agent numbers: Harold Crump (Bernard Cribbins): "04733"; Daphne Honeybutt (Barbara Windsor): "4711", and Charlie Bind (Charles Hawtrey): "000". See more »

Goofs

Inside STENCH's HQ, the four British spies are on a long metal cylinder which is cut into four pieces with a spy on each piece. In the next scene, the cylinder is now in halves with the spies in pairs on each half. See more »

Quotes

[Simpkins demonstrates how to draw his gun from a holster inside his jacket]
Desmond Simpkins: All ready to get off a slick draw like that.
Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow: Oh, Mr. Simpkins, that was wonderful. I'm sure I'll never get *my* drawers off as slickly as that.
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Alternate Versions

A scene - apparently now lost - shows Agent Bind stopping to feed money into a fruit machine as the other recruits are escaping the fun house. It would seem that all existing prints of "Spying" now fade out just before this occurs but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that this full version had been shown on British TV at least once during the 70s. See more »

Connections

Followed by Carry on Abroad (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

TOO LATE
by Alex Alstone and Geoffrey Parsons
Sung by Dilys Laye (uncredited)
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Funny take on of the Bond movies
31 May 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Carry On Spying was the one where the Carry On team mocked the James Bond movies and also Barbara Windsor's Carry On debut.

After a top secret formula is stolen by organisation STENCH, a group of agents are sent to investigate, resulting in many chaotic and funny situations. The investigation takes them over the world and back to their workplace...

As well as Babs Windsor, this also stars the excellent Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Jim Dale who are joined by Bernard Cribbins and Eric Barker. Not so many of the regular team in this one.

Have a good laugh at Carry On Spying. Brilliant and very funny.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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