6.2/10
2,200
21 user 5 critic

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)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Carry on Dick (1974)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack.

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful.... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Edit

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 ... First Plotter
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Great Guy with his Chopper

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

£250,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A pre-fame David Essex was filmed as a debater at Speaker's Corner who interjects a comment ("I intend to!") when Lord Hampton suggests 'having it off' during the anti-Sex Enjoyment Tax argument. However, his role was cut from the finished film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

King Henry VIII: Her figure's all right. What about her face?
Thomas Cromwell: I am assured, sire, it is the fairest in all Normandy.
King Henry VIII: What about her...
[indicates hourglass figure]
Thomas Cromwell: The fullest in all Normandy.
King Henry VIII: Has she been chaste?
Thomas Cromwell: All over Normandy.
See more »

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 #1.3 (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sid James: King of the Carry On.
3 August 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Carry On Henry tells of Henry VIII's other two wives, the ones that history forgot to mention: ample, French, garlic-munching Queen Marie (the delightful Joan Sims) and saucy blonde strumpet Queen Bettina (bubbly Barbara Windsor). When Henry (Sid James) finds it impossible to consummate his marriage to the former thanks to her terrible aroma, he seeks a quickie divorce and an even quicker marriage to the latter, but in doing so threatens to upset both the Vatican and the King of France.

Historically duplicitous and hysterically on the mark, this lively Tudor romp is hugely entertaining viewing thanks to a silly script that plays fast and loose with the facts (even throwing in fun anachronisms such as a breezy jazz rendition of Greensleeves, Guy Fawkes, and the guillotine), plenty of ribald innuendo, lots of heaving bosoms, and spirited performances from the Carry On regulars, with Sid James, in particular, excelling in the role of Henry, giving arguably the greatest (certainly the most memorable) cinematic portrayal of the formidable monarch.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed