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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 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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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 | factory | budgie | See All (40) »

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

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Bill Pertwee appeared as the nightclub owner but his scenes were cut from the final film. The nightclub scene was filmed on 22 March 1971. See more »

Goofs

The vocal expletives used by Vic Spanner when he and Lewis Boggs are brawling in the ghost train ride at the funfair are the same as those used at the end of the film when Vic Spanner is being chastised by his mother in front of the factory gates. 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 »

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Followed by Carry on Dick (1974) See more »

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CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE (Gerald Thomas, 1971) ***
21 December 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Considered by many the best ever "Carry On" film, I think I still prefer CARRY ON...UP THE KHYBER (1968) to it, but it's certainly one of the more tolerable entries in the series. Essentially an update of I'M ALL RIGHT, JACK! (1959) in its concern over working conditions in a factory and the frequent strikes ordered by the union's representative (usually over a trifle, or even a technicality in the regulations!), the fact that the manufacture involved is toiletware, the lavatorial humor associated with this team is quite appropriate here - though it never descends to the grossness which seems to be the norm for today's would-be comedies.

Most of the regulars of the series can be seen strutting their stuff (though perhaps the most notable contribution is given by newcomer Kenneth Cope as the shop steward) and there's no shortage of lewd remarks but, as I said, it's all done in fun (while these films may have been restricted to adult audiences back in the day, they're quite PG stuff today!). There's still a bit of padding involved - such as Sid James' winnings at the races (following the predictions of his wife's pet bird!), the love triangle involving Cope, Jacki Piper (as James' daughter) and Richard O'Callaghan (as the son of factory boss Kenneth Williams) and especially the lengthy outing in Brighton; all things considered, however, an enjoyable vintage comedy which is ideal viewing for the festive season.


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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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