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Carry On Abroad

Updated on October 7, 2013

Carry On Abroad - Classic British Comedy

Whilst I admit I am a true Carry On movie fan, I would say that out of the 30 plus carry on films made to date; Carry On Abroad is probably one of my favourites and one that I have watched certainly more than most others.

Released in 1972, Carry On Abroad was the 24th film in the carry on series. Starring a large number of the Carry On regulars, this was sadly to be Charles Hawtrey's last appearance in these classic British comedy films.

Compared with today's Mega- Buck movies, Carry On Abroad was made for just $225,000 (approx $330,000) and was made in just over a month. Certainly not heard of in today's movies.

What is classic about these films is that even though they are meant to take place all over the world on occasions such as Abroad, they are in fact filmed in the UK, mostly around the main studios. On occasions even in fields and car-parks around the studio as well.

For this movie, exterior scenes were filmed both in the High Street in Slough, Berkshire and also actually in the carpark at "Pinewood Studios".

Thru out the course of the Carry On movies, there were often guest appearances from famous stars of the time. These included people such as: Phil Silvers (Follow That Camel) and Frankie Howerd (Carry On Doctor). In Carry On Abroad Scottish performer Jimmy Logan Appears. Jimmy also returned in 1973 - "Carry On Girls".

orange carry on abroad
orange carry on abroad

Basic Plot

Carry On Abroad

Whilst a majority of the film (supposedly) takes place on the Mediterranean island of "Els Bels", the film opens with Carry On regulars Sid James, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor and Jack Douglas talking in the pub.

By mistake Jack Douglas (Harry) lets slip that Sid and Barbara Windsor just happen to be going to the same location for a week-end away, which Sid's wife (Joan Simms) over hears. Cora (Joan Simms) tells Sid he won't be going now she knows Barbara Windsor is going.

It is during this scene that the famous Carry On "one-liners" is used:

Cora Flange: You filthy rotten stinking beast.

Vic Flange: What have I done now?

Cora Flange: Don't you come the innocent with me. You and that (Barbara Windsor) Sadie Tomkins..."Are you going on the same trip too? Oh well fancy that, yes fancy that." Well, I don't fancy that AT ALL!

So Cora decides to go along as well, just to make sure that Sid manages to behave himself.

At the coach station, we are introduced to most of the other characters in the film, before they set off to "Els Bels". On arriving at the hotel they discover it's only partly built and is run by distraught hotel manager Peter Butterworth.

Now obviously I'm not going to reveal the entire plot of the film. That would simply spoil it for you. You need to enjoy it for yourself.

There are those people around that state that all the carry on movies had some kind of alternative political message. I personally I don't agree and think it's a load of rubbish. From my view they were just simple British Humour at its BEST!

Quote

Vic Flange: Lovely day for it!

Miss Dobbs: That's what they all say...

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Carry On Double Feature Vol 7
Carry On Double Feature Vol 7

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My TOP 5 Carry On Movies

I would welcome any comments about Carry On Abroad or any of the carry on movies

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      Deannamay LM 

      4 years ago

      Very interesting lens.

    • Deannamay LM profile image

      Deannamay LM 

      4 years ago

      Very interesting lens.

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      Giovanna 

      4 years ago from Perth UK

      Being British I love carry On films. They are silly, stupid and all sorts of other things, but they so make me laugh! Don't really know why.

    • SavioC profile image

      SavioC 

      4 years ago

      These were a craze when we were in college. It was good fun . Got back old memories . Its been years since someone mentioned them. Thanks.

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      Namsak 

      4 years ago

      My youngest son is a huge 'Carry On' fan. I think he has all of them on either tape of DVD.

    • Ben Reed profile image

      Ben Reed 

      4 years ago from Redcar

      This was a blast from my past. Carry On films were all the rage when I was growing up.

    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      Yes, I watched this and I am big fan of British comedy movies :)

    • stanger66 profile imageAUTHOR

      stanger66 

      5 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Carry On Cabby is my fav. B&W film.

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      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @stanger66: Haha, nothing strange about British humour at all ... it's the rest of the world that's strange :)

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      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I completely LOVE Carry On films! Especially the earlier ones. Above, I voted for Carry On Cabby - that was a great film :)

    • stanger66 profile imageAUTHOR

      stanger66 

      5 years ago

      @TxCowboyDancer: They are great films to watch. But beware strange British humour LOL!

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      Tony New 

      5 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I've never heard of this series of films. Hmmm. BUT The dialogue that you have in the lens made me laugh out loud. I'm going to have to check out the film. I wonder if it is on Netfix or Amazon Prime?

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