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Carry On Camping (1969)

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »


Gerald Thomas


Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sid Boggle
Charles Hawtrey ... Charlie Muggins
Joan Sims ... Joan Fussey
Kenneth Williams ... Doctor Kenneth Soaper
Terry Scott ... Peter Potter
Barbara Windsor ... Babs
Hattie Jacques ... Miss Haggard
Bernard Bresslaw ... Bernie Lugg
Julian Holloway ... Jim Tanner
Dilys Laye ... Anthea Meeks
Peter Butterworth ... Josh Fiddler
Betty Marsden Betty Marsden ... Harriet Potter
Trisha Noble ... Sally
Brian Oulton ... Mr. Short
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Farmer


Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of course they end up in the wrong place, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine! Coach loads of sex-starved schoolgirls and bands of hippies all add to the laughs. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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A CAMPSITE FOR SORE EYES When the moon comes out the "CARRY ON" gang starts carrying on! See more »




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During one take, Barbara Windsor fell into the the mud in the bra flying scene. Several takes were necessary because the bra apparatus had technical problems, even though it was a fishing rod. See more »


When Miss Haggard goes over to Dr Soaper's tent, she has the top button of her night dress done up, but when she enters the tent it has been undone. See more »


Dr. Kenneth Soaper: [shocked at seeing Babs' bikini top fly off as he takes the girls through their exercises] Matron, take them away!
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Alternate Versions

As with many Carry On films the BBFC required cuts for an 'A' (PG) certificate. Although the double entendres during the tent scene were eventually allowed the word 'erection' was removed, as was an entire scene where Peter leaves the girl's tent. Later releases feature the same edited print. See more »


Referenced in The Vicar of Dibley: Merry Christmas (2004) See more »

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Oh yeah, I go all the way!
18 September 2009 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Sid Boggle (Sid James) and his friend Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) hatch a plan to take their girlfriends, Joan Fussey (Joan Sims) and Anthea Meeks (Dilys Laye), to a nudist campsite called Paradise. However, when they get there it's not the paradise they envisaged, full of odd balls and bad British weather, things only perk up when a coach load of girls turn up. Trouble is, the guys must get shot of their girlfriends first.

Oddly, Carry On Camping is a film that is revered by the series fans yet frowned upon by critics. Plot wise I'm inclined to agree with the critics, it's as basic as can be and is nothing other than a series of vignettes weaved together to create a lurid camping based holiday film. Tis true, but hell the comedy is good here, smutty and awash with innuendo and making the most of the double meaning of the word camping. It's also one of the series best roll calls as regards its cast, most of the big hitters are here, it's easier to just say Jim Dale and Kenneth Connor are the two notable absentees.

From the sight of Barbara Windsor's bra shooting thru the air, to the hapless Terry Scott having buck shot removed from his posterior, Camping has no other intentions other than to titter the discerning Carry On fan. What often gets forgotten tho, is just what great comedy actors some of these series regulars were, witness here a sequence in a tent as Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey and Betty Marsden attempt to get ready for bed, comedy gold. So one for fans only it seems, hooray for me then because I love Carry On Camping, always have, always will. 8/10

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20 June 1969 (USA) See more »

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Das total verrückte Campingparadies See more »


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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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