Carry On (film series)

CARRY ON ABROAD (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1972
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Jimmy Logan, June Whitfield
 
The usual nudge nudge, wink wink, double entrendes and sexual innuendos from the Carry On comedy troupe.
The sense of humour is practically the same in each film of the long running series and the location is the only thing which differs in each of them.
This one takes place at a Spanish holiday resort and is no better or worse than the majority of the series.
5/10
 
CARRY ON AGAIN DOCTOR (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1969
89 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Peter Butterworth, Patsy Rowlands, Pat Coombs
 
The fourth Carry On film to be set in a hospital and it's clear to see that the comedy is running out of steam.
A barrel-scraping entry to the series and probably one for big fans only.
4/10
 
CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1971
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Cope, Patsy Rowlands, Jackie Piper, Richard O'Callaghan
 
More raunchy slapstick escapades in the usual Carry On style, this time concerning the staff and customers at a local plumbing merchandise store.
It goes without saying that it's mostly toilet humour.
4/10
 
CARRY ON BEHIND (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1975
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Dave Freeman
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Jack Douglas, Windsor Davies, Liz Fraser, Patsy Rowlands
 
One of the better Carry On films and the final one of the series before it descended into complete trash.
The comedy this time around takes place on a campsite where archaeologists discover Roman artefacts. The humour is similar to all the other films, but at least the jokes are delivered with a fair bit of enthusiasm, rather than a tired cast simply going over the same old routine.
6/10

CARRY ON CABBY (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1963
91 mins

Comedy

W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Archie Ludski
Mus: Eric Rogers

Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Esma Cannon, Liz Fraser, Bill Owen, Milo O'Shea, Jim Dale

Battle-of-the-sexes Carry On farce about two rival taxi firms, one staffed by men and the other by women.
It's the usual slap-and-tickle formula for the Carry On series and is decent entertainment for a bank holiday, but it's not a standout from any other films in the series.
5/10

CARRY ON CAMPING (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1969
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor
 
One of the better known Carry On movies, mostly due to an iconic scene in which Barbara Windsor loses her top.
Aside from that scene, it's a rather standard entry, set at a nudist camp, containing the usual innuendos and double entrendes.
5/10

CARRY ON CLEO (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1964
92 mins

Comedy

W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Archie Ludski
Mus: Eric Rogers

Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Amanda Barrie, E. V. H. Emmett, Sheila Hancock, Jon Pertwee

Carry On parody of the Elizabeth Taylor film version of Cleopatra.
It caused much controversy at the time for mocking the 1963 epic but it's all rather unspectacular now, although it does have a handful of funny moments.
5/10

CARRY ON COLUMBUS (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Island World/Comedy House (John Goldstone)
UK 🇬🇧 1992
91 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Dave Freeman
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Chris Blunden
Mus: John DuPrez
 
Jim Dale, Bernard Crippins, Maureen Lipman, Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle, Charles Fleischer, Larry Miller, Leslie Phillips, Julian Clary, Sara Crowe, Rebecca Lacey, Nigel Planer, June Whitfield, Richard Wilson
 
The first Carry On film for 14 years and the worst of the lot. By 1992 the formula was tired and there were much funnier things than a innuendo-filled parody about the explorer who discovered the Americas.
2/10

CARRY ON CONSTABLE (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1960
86 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Norman Hudis [based on a story by Brock Williams]
DP: Ted Scaife
Ed: John Shirley
Mus: Bruce Montgomery
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Hattie Jacques, Shirley Eaton, Cyril Chamberlain, Irene Handl, Esma Cannon, Freddie Mills
 
Parody of the TV series Dixon Of Dock Green in the usual Carry On style.
It doesn't really have a plot and is just a series of sketches following the misadventures of four inept policeman. It does have its funny moments but few and far between.
5/10

CARRY ON COWBOY (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1965
95 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Rod Keys
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Percy Herbert, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Jon Pertwee
 
Amusing parody of High Noon and other classic westerns when the Carry On series of films was at height of its popularity.
Funny enough if you're a fan of the series.
5/10

CARRY ON CRUISING (U)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1962
89 mins

Comedy

W: Norman Hudis [based on a story by Eric Barker]
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: John Shirley
Mus: Bruce Montgomery

Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Dilys Laye, Esma Cannon, Lance Percival, Ronnie Stevens, Cyril Chamberlain, Anton Rodgers

One of the weaker Carry On films with the usual slapstick and sexual innuendo, only this time set aboard a cruise ship. 
The plot, jokes and cast are practically all at sea.
4/10

CARRY ON DICK (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1974
91 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Jack Douglas, Patsy Rowlands, Bill Maynard
 
More barrel-scraping from the Carry On crew who were clearly running low on ideas.
This time it's a parody of the life of Dick Turpin, named in this as Big Dick. *chuckle*
One of the weakest entries in a long-running series.
4/10
 
CARRY ON DOCTOR (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1968
94 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Anita Harris, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth
 
The Carry On crew return to a hospital location, this time with a story concerning a patients revolt against an unlikeable matron.
Occasionally funny, but it's not really amongst the better films of the series.
5/10
 
CARRY ON - DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1966
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Rod Keys
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Dany Robin, Peter Gilmore
 
The Carry On cast mock The Scarlet Pimpernel and other Olde English folk tales with their usual "Ooh. Matron" humour. Occasionally funny, but it's just another film in a long-running series which had at least ten films more than it needed to have.
5/10
 
CARRY ON EMMANNUELLE (15)
D: Gerald Thomas
Hemdale (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1978
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Lance Peters
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Peter Boita
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Suzanne Danielle, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Larry Dann, Beryl Reid, Eric Barker
 
A poor attempt by the Carry On filmmakers to update the formula for a more adult audience and more sexually liberal times, this time infusing their usual humour into the theme of Emmanuelle, a famous erotic movie of the early 1970's.
It didn't work (perhaps because the original film was cheesy enough) and practically killed off the series (until the awful Carry On Columbus really killed it off in 1992).
3/10
 
CARRY ON ENGLAND (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1976
89 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Jack Seddon & David Pursall
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Richard Marden
Mus: Max Harris
 
Kenneth Connor, Windsor Davies, Patrick Mower, Judy Geeson, Jack Douglas, Diane Langton, Melvyn Hayes, Joan Sims, Peter Jones, Peter Butterworth, David Lodge
 
One of the lesser known Carry On movies, set in an army barracks during World War II.
The jokes aren't too funny and it's clear that the formula is becoming tired (as are the cast).
4/10
 
CARRY ON - FOLLOW THAT CAMEL (PG)     
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1966
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Anita Harris, Bernard Bresslaw, Angela Douglas, Peter Gilmore
 
The comedy talents of Phil Silvers joins the Carry On gang in a farce set in the Foreign Legion. 
It has moments of amusing humour, but the clash of comedy styles doesn't really work.
4/10
 
CARRY ON GIRLS (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1973
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, June Whitfield, Jack Douglas, Patsy Rowlands, Valerie Leon, Joan Hickson, David Lodge
 
The organiser of a seaside beauty contest annoys the members of a local women's liberation moment.
The usual formula from the Carry On gang with some occasionally funny moments.
5/10
 
CARRY ON HENRY (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1971
89 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Rod Keys
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth, Peter Gilmore, Patsy Rowlands
 
The story of Henry VIII gets the Carry On treatment resulting in an occasionally amusing farce with the usual jokes and sexual innuendos.
5/10
 
CARRY ON JACK (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1964
91 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Archie Ludski
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Bernard Cribbins, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Juliet Mills, Donald Houston, Percy Herbert, Peter Gilmore, Jim Dale, Anton Rodgers, Cecil Parker, Patrick Cargill
 
Above average Carry On film parodying Mutiny On The Bounty and other sea-faring adventures. No better or worse than the majority of the series.
5/10
 
CARRY ON LOVING (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1970
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Hattie Jacques, Richard O'Callaghan, Bernard Bresslaw, Jackie Piper, Imogen Hassall, Patsy Rowlands, Bill Maynard
 
The misfits of the Carry On cast try their luck at a dating agency, with some funny consequences. It's just another film in a long series of others.
4/10
 
CARRY ON MATRON (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1972
87 mins

Comedy

W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers

Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Terry Scott, Kenneth Cope, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Jackie Piper, Patsy Rowlands, Jack Douglas

Another of the better Carry On movies. The comedy is set in a hospital again, with a con man masterminding an operation to steal medicines from a maternity hospital.
It's all cross-dressing, toilet humour and sexual innuendos, but it does have its amusing moments which make it worthwhile.
5/10

CARRY ON NURSE (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1959
86 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Norman Hudis
DP: Reg Wyer
Ed: John Shirley
Mus: Bruce Montgomery
 
Shirley Eaton, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, Leslie Phillips, Wilfred Hyde-White, Irene Handl
 
The first real Carry On movie, when the formula was still fresh and it shows with the comedy performances of the cast.
The movie even had decent success away from British shores, unfortunately the films were very hit and miss after this one.
6/10

CARRY ON REGARDLESS (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1961
90 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Norman Hudis
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: John Shirley
Mus: Bruce Montgomery
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, Liz Fraser, Esma Cannon, Hattie Jacques, Fenella Fielding
 
The assorted incompetent misfits of the Carry On cast join an odd-job agency, the rest is just a series of slapstick sketches with varying amusement and entertainment value.
5/10
 
CARRY ON SCREAMING (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1966
97 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Rod Keys
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Jon Pertwee
 
A parody of Hammer Horror films with a welcome performance from Harry H. Corbett in the lead role. The jokes are hit-and-miss but it's certainly not one of the weaker Carry On films.
5/10

CARRY ON SPYING (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1964
87 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell & Sid Colin
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Archie Ludski
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Kenneth Williams, Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor, Eric Pohlmann, Eric Barker, Dilys Lane, Jim Dale, Richard Wattis
 
Intermittently amusing parody of the James Bond films from the Carry On crew.
Same cast, same jokes, same formula, same old carry on.
5/10

CARRY ON TEACHER (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Anglo Amalgamated (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1959
86 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Norman Hudis
DP: Reginald Wyer
Ed: John Shirley
Mus: Bruce Montgomery
 
Ted Ray, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Rosalind Knight, Cyril Chamberlain
 
Amongst the better Carry On films, set at a school where the students sabotage the headmaster's chances of getting a job elsewhere.
The slapstick and jokes were still quite fresh in one of the earlier films from the long-running series.
6/10
 
CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1970
89 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Ernest Steward
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, Jackie Piper
 
Carry On parody of Tarzan films. More barrel-scraping with a recycled formula, old jokes and a cast who are back by contractual obligation.
4/10
 
CARRY ON UP THE KHYBER (PG)
D: Gerald Thomas
Rank (Peter Rogers)
UK 🇬🇧 1968
88 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Talbot Rothwell
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Alfred Roome
Mus: Eric Rogers
 
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Roy Castle, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Terry Scott, Angela Douglas, Cardew Robinson, Julian Holloway
 
Arguably the best Carry On film, with the usual misfits and familiar faces defending British territories in India.
The movie features one of the most iconic lines in the entire series of the films and does have many funny moments.
6/10