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Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)

Carry on Up the Jungle (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 13 November 1970 (USA)
Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird. Everything is going swimmingly until a gorilla enters the camp.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frankie Howerd ... Professor Inigo Tinkle
Sidney James ... Bill Boosey
Charles Hawtrey ... Tonka the Great / Walter Bagley
Joan Sims ... Lady Evelyn Bagley
Terry Scott ... Ugh, the Jungle Boy
Kenneth Connor ... Claude Chumley
Bernard Bresslaw ... Upsidaisi
Jacki Piper Jacki Piper ... June
Valerie Leon ... Leda
Reuben Martin Reuben Martin ... Gorilla
Edwina Carroll ... Nerda
Valerie Moore Valerie Moore ... Lubi Lieutenant
Cathi March Cathi March ... Lubi Lieutenant
Danny Daniels ... Nosha Chief
Yemi Goodman Ajibade Yemi Goodman Ajibade ... (as Yemi Ajibade)
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Storyline

The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird. Everything is going swimmingly until a gorilla enters the camp, and then the party is captured by an all female tribe from Aphrodisia... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

A safari of laughs with the Carry On Gang! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Charles Hawtrey complained that the film "was filmed in a fucking greenhouse". See more »

Goofs

When June discovers the jungle lake, the water is clean and clear, but when she and Jungle Boy get into it, the water looks contaminated with patches of foam. See more »

Quotes

[June is teaching Jungle Boy how to count]
Jungle Boy: One... two... three... four... five...
[grins lasciviously]
Jungle Boy: ... sex.
June: [as Jungle Boy picks her up] I wonder if we'll ever get to seven?
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Crazy Credits

The card with the title is followed by subsequent cards reading «or "The African Queens" / or "Stop beating about the bush" / or "Show me your waterhole and I'll show you mine"». See more »

Connections

Follows Carry On Up the Khyber (1968) See more »

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Carry on Rousseau
29 December 2002 | by jaiboSee all my reviews

The Carry On team take on the whole idea of the noble savage, showing the escapades of a group of civilised nit-wits up the jungle. The horrors of an uncultivated life - snakes, gorillas, cannibals and matriarchy - are mercilessly exposed and, of course, in this situation the whole idea of human life boils down to the one sordid thing - sex. The plot, such as it is, tells of the search for the legendary Oozalum bird - a symbol which stands for the exotic Rousseau ideal but which, in the cold light of day out of the jungle, disappears like all pretentious nonsense up its own bum. The relationship between the jungle-boy and his woman is one of the best presentations of a nascent adolescent affair in the whole of cinema - every attempt to pursue a cultural or improving agenda collapses into another bout of rumpy-pumpy. The final joke is a great one - a place in civilisation is another tree house in the jungle and we realise that what has been satirised throughout is not a false ideal which is practised in the jungle but in our own backward and undeveloped urban lives.


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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on Up the Congo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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