Carry On England

Carry On England

Gerald Thomas (1976)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
For all the attention paid to the wonderful casts, the real secret of the Carry Ons success was in the scriptwriting, which provided the actors with an endless supply of stinging ammunition. But this woeful effort about a Battle of Britain anti-aircraft battery leaves what is essentially a B-team with nothing to fire but blanks. Patrick Mower overdoes the mugging as a chirpy sergeant, Windsor Davies trots out all his It Ain't Half Hot, Mum parade-ground mannerisms, top billed Kenneth Connor is wasted as the battery's CO, while his fellow Carry On veteran Joan Sims is reduced to a cameo. It's a strong contender for worst entry in the comedy series.

Summary

A strict commanding officer takes charge of a mixed-sex anti-aircraft platoon during the Second World War. He tries to put a stop to the soldiers' lusty shenanigans and keep their minds on the job, but his efforts to keep them apart are thwarted at every turn. However, a surprise inspection and an air raid provide a chance for the troops to prove their worth. Comedy, starring Kenneth Connor, Joan Sims, Windsor Davies, Patrick Mower and Judy Geeson.

Cast & Crew

Captain S Melly Kenneth Connor
Sergeant Major "Tiger" Bloomer Windsor Davies
Sergeant Len Able Patrick Mower
Sergeant Tilly Willing Judy Geeson
Bombardier Ready Jack Douglas
Private Alice Easy Diane Langton
Gunner Shorthouse Melvyn Hayes
Private Sharpe Joan Sims
Brigadier Peter Jones
Major Carstairs Peter Butterworth
Captain Bull David Lodge
Major Butcher Julian Holloway
Army nurse Linda Hooks
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Focus Films Guidance: Contains brief nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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