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Carry on Camping (1969)

R | | Comedy | 20 June 1969 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

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 Peter Butterworth ... Josh Fiddler
Betty Marsden Betty Marsden ... Harriet Potter
Trisha Noble ... Sally
Brian Oulton ... Mr. Short
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Farmer
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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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EQUIPPED for FUN! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das total verrückte Campingparadies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sandra Caron met Gregory Peck in the Pinewood Studios restaurant during the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

When Sid and Bernie go to the Department Store, they are seen to stop well in front of a signpost, but when they get out of the van, they are only just in front of it. See more »

Quotes

Joan Fussey: [Sid has taken Joan to the cinema to see a nudist film] You told me this film was all about camping!
Sid Boggle: It is. They've got tents, haven't they?
Joan Fussey: That's not what you're looking at!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Carry on England (1976) See more »

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Oh yeah, I go all the way!
18 September 2009 | by SpikeopathSee 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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