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Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)

The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Lance Peters (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Williams ... Emile Prevert
Kenneth Connor ... Leyland / voice of Harry Hernia
Joan Sims ... Mrs. Dangle
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Lyons
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Richmond
Suzanne Danielle ... Emmannuelle Prevert
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Valentine
Larry Dann ... Theodore Valentine
Henry McGee Henry McGee ... Harold Hump
Victor Maddern ... Man in Launderette
Merlyn Ward Merlyn Ward ... Dandy (as Guy Ward)
Dino Shafeek ... Immigration Officer
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Ancient General
Joan Benham ... Cynical Lady
James Fagan James Fagan ... Concorde Steward
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Storyline

The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American Ambassador. A jealous lover gives a list of all her conquests to the national press and a scandal ensues. But will she ever manage to get her own husband into bed? Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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When it comes to foreign affairs .... it's Carry On Emmannuelle

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mach' weiter Emmanuelle See more »

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Budget:

£320,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cleves Investments See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The final day of filming was, ironically, one of the earliest scenes in the film: Jack Douglas on location in Wembley as he welcomes his "mistress" back home. See more »

Goofs

When Leyland takes Emmannuelle for a ride around London, a green bus can be seen passing the car behind his head. In the very next shot when the camera cuts to Emmannuelle it disappears. See more »

Quotes

Emile Prevert: Cheri, Loins...
Lyons: His excellency meant Lyons, madam. My name is Lyons.
Emmannuelle Prevert: I prefer Loins.
Lyons: Likewise, madam.
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Crazy Credits

The cast of the film are credited at the end. No Carry On film had done this previously, as the cast were credited at the beginning of the movie only. See more »

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Referenced in Cor, Blimey! (2000) See more »

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Love Crazy
Composed by Kenny Lynch
Sung by Masterplan
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Making the Confession movies look classy...
22 April 2005 | by Nestor-4See all my reviews

By the time that Carry On Emmannuelle rolled around, the boom in smutty sex comedies in the UK reached it's zenith and the comparatively innocent double-entendres of the Carry On movies were looking increasingly dated with audiences preferring to seek out something with strong nudity and some crude laughs, rather than watch another Carry On movie in the hope that there might be a fleeting glimpse of a pair of breasts.

With the Confession movies pulling in the punters, and with David Sullivan muscling into the scene with movies like Come Play With Me & Playbirds, Gerald Thomas & Peter Rogers ventured into previously unexplored territory and plunged into spoofing adult movies.

The result was ghastly.

Featuring only a handful of the regular cast, most of them had flown the coup by this time. Kenneth Williams only appeared in the movie as a favour to Gerald Thomas, Kenneth Conner (the unsung hero of the Carry On series in our opinion) tries to have fun with the appalling material, but just ends up making himself look foolish - a great pity. Of the others, only Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth & belated regular Jack Douglas are on hand to help tie this car-crash of a movie to the Carry On series.

One joke that will have a modern audience spitting their drinks across the room involves Dino "Mind Your Language" Shafeek as an immigration officer at an airport.

The saddest slight of all in this non-starter of a movie has Kenneth Conner as Leyland, the Ambassador's chauffeur, showing Suzanne Danielle around London, in a bid to get her sexually excited - driving past Nelson's Column, he starts gurning and emoting "corr", or terms along those lines. Dear oh dear...

Ultimately, Carry On Emmannuelle was too tame for the Dirty Mac Brigade and too strong for those who loved the more innocent Carry On movies. No wonder this was the last regular entry in the series.


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