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The Carry On Films

Updated on October 23, 2015

The Carry On Films - Britain's Most Successful Film/Movie Series of All Time

The Carry On Films series ran for twenty, laughter strewn years from 1958 to 1978 inclusive, with what has so far proven to be but a one-off comeback production in 1992. The films featured many of Britain's top comedy stars of the era, including Sid James (pictured left), Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims and many, many more. The film themes touched upon everything from Anthony and Cleopatra and the Court of Henry VIII, to campsite capers, to high jinks in what were at the time modern day hospitals. Some of them were hilarious, some - at the very best - only mildly amusing, but each one played its part in forming a collection that will surely be viewed, remembered and revered by generations yet to come along.

Carry On Cleo (1964)

Anthony and Cleopatra - as you have probably never seen them before

Carry On Cleo is definitely one of the classics of the series and is probably the film with the strongest plot. It begins with the Roman invasion of Britain, led by Julius Caesar (Kenneth Williams) and his trusted friend, Marc Anthony (Sid James). Among the slaves captured and taken back to Rome are struggling inventor Hengist Pod (Kenneth Connor) and his new neighbour, Horsa (Jim Dale).

Following an attempt on Caesar's life, Pod is mistakenly credited with foiling the assassins and made Caesar's bodyguard for among other things, the journey to Egypt and the domain of the beautiful but cunning Cleopatra Amanda Barrie.

Carry On Screaming (1966)

If you go down to the woods tonight, you're in for a big surprise!

In Carry On Screaming, the Carry On team venture into the world of spoof horror with both creepy and hilarious results.

Sergeant Bung (Harry H Corbett) and his blundering sidekick Constable Slobotham (Peter Butterworth) are investigating a series of mysterious disappearances of young women. When a young man (Jim Dale) swears that a mannequin in a shop window is his missing girlfriend, the resulting line of inquiry eventually leads the pair to the eerie mansion inhabited by Dr Watt (Kenneth Williams) and his beautiful sister Valeria (Fenella Fielding) as well as an assortment of other, curious entities...

The Principal Stars of the Carry On Films - Want to know a little more about the most popular ones?

There were a great many actors and actresses starred in one or more of the Carry On films but it is of couse not possible to feature all of them here.

Sincere apologies to any of those regulars who may have inadvertently been overlooked.

This film features Dr Kilmore (Jim Dale,) a young doctor at a busy urban hospital, favoured by the patients and the pretty young nurses alike, who is sacked from his job following a misunderstanding and the evil scheming of Dr Tinkle (Kenneth Williams) and Matron (Hattie Jacques).

The patients - who include Bernard Bresslaw, Frankie Howerd, Sid James and Charles Hawtrey - determine to right the wrong and get Dr Kilmore reinstated. Look out Dr Tinkle and Matron, there is mischief afoot...

Carry On Doctor - Trailer - To play the video, click on the arrow in the centre of the screen

Without a doubt, Carry On Camping is one of the best and funniest of all the Carry On Films.

Sid Boggle (Sid James) and Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) take their somewhat innocent girlfriends to the Paradise Campsite (mistaking it for a nudist camp that they saw in a film) in the hope that it will lower their inhibitions. What they find instead is a muddy field, devoid of all facilities bar a small wash-house. Their fellow campers, however, include a group of girls from "Chayste Place" Finishing School, among whom is Babs (Barbara Windsor, right,) the Potters on their annual camping holiday which Mr Potter (Terry Scott) always "loves" and of course the girls' school's responsible adults, Dr Soaper (Kenneth Williams) and the woman besotted with him, Miss Haggard (Hattie Jacques).

A whole host of comical episodes result from this mixed group's interactions, culminating when a group of hippies arrive to hold an all night rave in the next field.

Carry On Camping - Trailer

Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

When Doctor Nookey (Jim Dale) falls foul of the administrators at the hospital where he works once too often, he is sent on a posting to a remote and extremely inhospitable tropical island. He meets Gladstone Screwer (Sid James) who introduces him to a remarkable slimming potion, made by the natives.

Nookey soon returns to Britain armed with a supply of this potion and sets up a clinic, achieving remarkable and virtually overnight success. But his former colleagues are soon investigating his activities and when Screwer turns up to pay a visit, confusion and hilarity soon reign.

Carry On Matron (1972)

Hattie Jacques rules with an iron rod at Finisham Maternity Hospital in what is effectively the title role of this movie. When Sid James and his inept gang of crooks muscle in, however, intent on securing a supply of birth control pills for sale overseas, slapstick humour abounds.

Carry On Matron - Trailer

Carry On Abroad (1972)

The early days of the foreign package holiday sees the Carry On team on a weekend trip to Spain. The fun starts when they arrive at their hotel near the village of "Ells Bells," to find it still very much under construction...

Carry On Abroad - Trailer

Carry On Behind (1975)

Following a very similar theme to the earlier and hugely successful, "Carry on Camping," Carry On Behind is almost as funny as its predecessor. A rare event indeed that the same idea works a second time but Windsor Davies brings a fresh concept to proceedings as the married man away on ostensibly a "fishing" weekend, pursuing the young ladies on the site.

Carry On Behind - Trailer

Truly one of the funniest and most enjoyable Carry On films of all time!

Carry On Bibliography

There were thirty-one Carry On films made in total, including one compilation.

They are as follows:

Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Carry On Nurse (1959)

Carry On Teacher (1959)

Carry On Constable (1959)

Carry On Regardless (1961)

Carry On Cruising (1962)

Carry On Cabby (1963)

Carry On Jack (1963)

Carry On Spying (1964)

Carry On Cleo (1964)

Carry On Cowboy (1965)

Carry On Screaming (1966)

Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966)

Carry On Follow That Camel (1967)

Carry On Doctor (1967)

Carry On Up The Khyber (1968)

Carry On Camping (1969)

Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

Carry On Up The Jungle (1970)

Carry On Loving (1970)

Carry On Henry (1971)

Carry On At Your Convenience (1971)

Carry On Matron (1972)

Carry On Abroad (1972)

Carry On Girls (1973)

Carry On Dick (1974)

Carry On Behind (1975)

Carry On England (1976)

That's Carry On (1977) - Compilation

Carry On Emmannuelle (1978)

Carry On Columbus (1992)

More Carry On?

Rumour has it that a brand new Carry On film with the working title, "Carry On London," is soon to go into production.

Watch this space...!

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