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Cor, Blimey! (2000)

Dramatisation of the love affair between Sidney James and Barbara Windsor, played out against the backdrop of the 'Carry On' films during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Terry Johnson

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Terry Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Defferary Jacqueline Defferary ... Sally
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Sid James
David McAlister ... Gerald Thomas
Jason Round Jason Round ... Clapper Loader
Adam Godley ... Kenneth Williams
Steve Speirs ... Bernard Bresslaw
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ... Charles Hawtrey
Samantha Spiro ... Barbara Windsor
Alan Barnes Alan Barnes ... 1st Assistant Director
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Charlie's Mum
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ... Joan Sims
Louise Delamere ... Imogen
Alice Bailey Johnson Alice Bailey Johnson ... Alice
Derek Howard Derek Howard ... Kenneth Connor
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Alf
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Storyline

Star actors in the popular British 'Carry On' screen farces Sid James and Kenneth Williams have disliked each other since they acted on radio in the mid-1950s. Ten years later the feud still continues. Chirpy young actress Barbara Windsor arrives to appear in the series and Sid, though married, pursues her. Believing that he will be satisfied after a one night stand Barbara goes with him but this is the start of an affair which will last until the mid 1970s, shortly before Sid's death whilst touring in a play. After Sid's demise Kenneth assures Barbara that she was not responsible and she, in turn, encourages him to enjoy life more. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2000 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Based on Terry Johnston's play "Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick", performed in the Royal National Theatre in London, UK. Many members of the original cast - including the three leads Samantha Spiro, Geoffrey Hutchings and Adam Godley - reprised their original stage roles for this adaptation. See more »

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During the latter part of the film, which is set in 1976, Sid's wardrobe assistant says she has been asked to take part in the making of the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, which was made in 1967. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Williams: This bloody script is just one long relentless stream of badly written jokes cobbled together with disdain for the actors and complete contempt for the audience. One of the most morally and aesthetically offensive pieces of work I think I've ever read. I think I'll just camp it up.
Barbara Windsor: That's what I admire about you, Kenny. Always searching for an original approach.
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References Carry on Dick (1974) See more »

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Oooo Errr Mrs
14 July 2008 | by lori1974See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, and whether it is truth or fiction, it's a good watch as the cast selection is brilliant. It does portray some of the darker aspects of both James' and Williams' persona's but who's to say they weren't like that. The previous comment states that Sid was a loving husband, the film never says he wasn't, in fact the film states on more than one occasion that he does love his wife, but that doesn't mean he was faithful.

I love 'Carry On' films and have done since I was little and since Sid James died when I was 2, I don't remember any media about him or Barbara Windsor or Kenneth Williams. I don't know if this is truth or dirt-digging but that's no reason to write it off, and it's a good watch especially for the actors playing the roles so well.


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