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Carry On Cowboy (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Western | 26 November 1965 (UK)
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Johnny Finger, the Rumpo Kid
Kenneth Williams ... Judge Burke
Jim Dale ... Marshal P. Knutt
Charles Hawtrey ... Chief Big Heap
Joan Sims ... Belle Armitage
Angela Douglas ... Annie Oakley
Bernard Bresslaw ... Little Heap
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Doc
Percy Herbert ... Charlie, the Bartender
Jon Pertwee ... Sheriff Albert Earp
Sydney Bromley ... Sam Houston
Edina Ronay ... Dolores
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Clerk
Peter Gilmore ... Henchman Curly
Davy Kaye Davy Kaye ... Josh the Undertaker
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Storyline

Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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How the west was lost!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rumpo Kid See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Beatles were being considered for a western called A Talent for Loving in 1965, giving Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas a challenge to see whether they could beat them at the box office. (Ultimately, The Beatles unanimously rejected the script; A Talent for Loving (1969) was released instead in 1969 starring Richard Widmark, Topol, and Cesar Romero.) See more »

Goofs

Big Heap says "They've got three of my braves." However, four Indians have been seen to be shot and fall off their horses. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Finger: I once talked peace with a Sioux, but you can't trust them. One moment it was peace on, the next it was peace off.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical releases edited out some double-entendres to obtain an "A" rating. All video versions since then have been of this cut. See more »

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Can Can
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From "Orpheus In The Underworld"
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18 September 2008 | by petersj-2See all my reviews

I know the credit for the definitive comedy western mostly goes to Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles I think this is a pretty good contender. Weserns are often pretty funny to watch these days any way because apart from notable exceptions the genre seems a little camp these days. Its a very classy carry on and the budget seems much more generous than other offers in the series. The sets are very impressive and the costumes look wonderful. The outdoor locations are much more convincing than other efforts. I must check to see where it was filmed as it certainly looks like the west in USA. The English team handle the American accents very well and the ever reliables are all in fine form. If at times the accents sound a little like the south of London it actually adds to the fun of the proceedings.Having been to USA several times let me assure you the accents are accurate. Williams is very good as always and Joan Sims looks lovely and proves yet again what a great star she was. Jim Dale in many ways gives the stand out performance. This remarkably gifted actor gave so much to this series and his energy and comic timing is brilliant. Sid is there at the top of his game. Jon Pertwee gives a really funny performance as the sheriff, blind and deaf and it is a comedy masterpiece. Charles Hawtrey is camper than ever and plays the Indian chief with his famous glasses and unlike the others remains Hawtrey as we all want him. Of course its a stroke of comedy genius that all the actors have American accents except for the Indian chief who speaks with a perfect English Oxford English.There is no American accent from the loved performer. The early part is hilarious but once the great Hawtrey starts playing a drunk with a love of fire water it strangely gets a little sad when you are reminded of the great performers sad decline. Its a fun film and the only reason I give it a six is because despite the merit the gag gets a bit thin. Its a sketch idea dragged out into a movie length. Still its a a funny movie.


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