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Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)

Carry on at Your Convenience (original title)
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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mother | union | worker | 1970s | factory | See All (39) »

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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:

GBP190,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This "Carry On" movie featured such series regulars as Sidney James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey, Patsy Rowlands and Bernard Bresslaw with regular Terry Scott having his role cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Lewis and Myrtle are in the cinema, Spanner can be clearly seen sitting behind them holding his silver motorcycle helmet in his lap. But then the film cuts to him shuffling along the row, with Bernie, going to their seats. When the film cuts back to Lewis and Myrtle, Spanner can be seen in the same position as before. See more »

Quotes

Agatha Spanner: [in reference to the Motorbike revving noise] Stop that row and get that thing out of here! Go on you great big lump!
Mrs. Spragg: Quite right Mrs Spanner it's a disgrace it is!
Agatha Spanner: You mind your own bloody business.
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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 Henry VIII (1971) See more »

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Maybe it should not be funny... but it is!
12 July 2000 | by Scooby-57See all my reviews

I have seen this film so many times now, usually just because it is on British television so much, but even so, it is SO funny. (Enough "so"s for you??)

As well as providing a dense and long strand (oo-er!!) of toilet jokes, it also has a certain sociological insight into the strike riddled decadence of 1970s Britain with a classic portrayal of bolshy union official by an actor who did not appear in many (or any?) other Carry On roles.

The annual works trip to the sea-side is excellent too, just to see those places before they went into terminal decline.

You need a certain sense of humour and you need to be in the mood, but if you are... great fun!


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