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Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 December 1971 (UK)
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

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sid Plummer
Kenneth Williams ... W. C. Boggs
Charles Hawtrey ... Charles Coote
Joan Sims ... Chloë Moore
Hattie Jacques ... Beattie Plummer
Bernard Bresslaw ... Bernie Hulke
Kenneth Cope ... Vic Spanner
Patsy Rowlands ... Hortence Withering
Jacki Piper ... Myrtle Plummer
Richard O'Callaghan ... Lewis Boggs
Bill Maynard ... Fred Moore
Davy Kaye Davy Kaye ... Benny
Renee Houston ... Agatha Spanner
Marianne Stone ... Maud
Margaret Nolan ... Popsy
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Storyline

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 with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of lavatorial jokes... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Flushed with success, the Carry On Team carries on round the bend

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on Round the Bend See more »

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Budget:

£190,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bean feast down in Brighton was filmed towards the end of the shooting schedule. The cast and crew convened at Pinewood Studios on Monday 3rd May and were transported to the Sussex resort by coach. It was suggested in the pre-production meeting that the unit check into their hotel, the Royal Albion, directly opposite the Palace Pier, and that filming would commence at 1.30 pm that same day. All Brighton-based location footage was completed by the end of Wednesday 6th May and the unit returned to Pinewood. The "return journey from Brighton" material was filmed the following day in Iver Heath and other local roads around the studios. See more »

Goofs

In W.C.Boggs' office, when Charles Coote has just designed a toilet, Sid decides to test it and sits down on it and reads a Racing paper. Charles says, "It was hardly designed as a reading room." In the next shot he can be seen saying the word "room" again but with no sound. See more »

Quotes

[disguised as a fortune teller Sid is prognosticating on W. C. Boggs and Miss Withering's future]
Sid: I see a marriage and one, two, three... fourteen children!
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Alternate Versions

The original cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove cruder dialogue lines including "All the time it's prick, prick, prick" (followed by "so the girls say"), "I hope the other arm is doing as well", and "Something important has come up"(followed by "Won't it keep"). The latter line has been restored to video/DVD releases though other cuts may no longer survive. See more »

Connections

Follows Carry on Spying (1964) See more »

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Very funny
1 April 2006 | by Caz1964See all my reviews

I find this one of the most unusual carry ons,as it seems to take life a bit more serious,its more kitchen sink drama, which for this carry on is appropriate for the title.For me it has the funniest plot of all,which is the budgie who can pick horse winners,and the excellent teaming of Sid James and Hattie Jacques as the married couple.Vic the union leader and his nagging Irish mum are also very funny.Although the usually very funny Bill Maynard seems a bit wasted in this film,i don't think he gets many funny lines,if any.On the whole this is a very enjoyable carry on,and the only time you see a man get spanked in a film, which was quite original.It was a carry on, which tried to be different from the others and does succeed.Although it does still have the same naughty gags,but then thats what carry on films are for.We don't make films like these anymore so enjoy them while you can.


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