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Carry on Henry VIII (1971)

Carry on Henry (original title)
GP | | Comedy, Romance | March 1972 (USA)
Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... King Henry VIII
Kenneth Williams ... Thomas Cromwell
Charles Hawtrey ... Sir Roger de Lodgerley
Joan Sims ... Queen Marie
Terry Scott ... Cardinal Wolsey
Barbara Windsor ... Bettina
Kenneth Connor ... Lord Hampton of Wick
Julian Holloway ... Sir Thomas
Peter Gilmore ... King Francis of France
Julian Orchard ... Duc de Poncenay
Gertan Klauber Gertan Klauber ... Bidet
David Davenport David Davenport ... Major Domo
Margaret Nolan ... Buxom Lass
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Physician
Norman Chappell Norman Chappell ... First Plotter
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Storyline

Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of her in his usual manner, Henry has to find some way of doing it without provoking war with Marie's cousin, the King of France. Perhaps if she had an affair... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

A Great Guy with his Chopper

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on Henry VIII See more »

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Budget:

£250,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bearded torturer (David Prowse) is the guy who wore the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), and the monster in The Horror of Frankenstein (1970). See more »

Goofs

Guy Fawkes was not born until 23 years after Henry VIII died. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Cromwell: Sign this!
Sir Roger de Lodgerley: Without even reading it?
Thomas Cromwell: I'll read it to you. It's just a simple little confession. "In as much as I, Roger de Lodgerley, of Bedside Manor, Wilts, hereinafter referred to as the party of the first part, did unlawfully, with malice aforethought and without taking due precaution, on the night of October 4th last, admire, covet, blandish, cosset, seduce and otherwise get at Marie, spouse to Henry Tudor, hereinafter referred to as the party of the second part, I do now hereby solemnly ...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: This film is based on a recently discovered manuscript by one William Cobbler which reveals the fact that Henry VIII did in fact have two more wives. Although it was at first thought that Cromwell originated the story, it is now known to be definitely all Cobbler's........ from beginning to end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The scene in the barn where Sidney James has a rough and ready encounter with Margaret Nolan is often trimmed for television screenings. See more »

Connections

Edited into Carry on Laughing: Episode #1.7 (1981) See more »

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Carry On Henry
18 February 2000 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

An unofficial tale about Henry VIII's two brief marriages between Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour.

The usual crude humour of the series is reasonably neglected in preference of real wit and poignancy, the acting shows unexpected sophistication, the dialogue sharp, and even the period detail seems stimulatingly accurate in this surprisingly effective travesty of "Anne of the Thousand Days", "Lion in Winter", "A Man for All Seasons" and other British historical sagas. One of the best efforts of all concerned.


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