Carry On Regardless

Carry On Regardless

Gerald Thomas (1960)

86min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This fifth Carry On is unique in the series in that it does not have a single storyline, but consists of a loose collection of sketches. The action centres around Sid James and his "Helping Hands" employment agency, which tackles the oddest of jobs. The assignments vary in comic value, but the ones in which Joan Sims gets hammered at a snooty wine tasting and Kenneth Williams baby-sits a frisky chimpanzee stand out. The inimitable Esma Cannon simpers and sniggers superbly as Sid's assistant, but regulars Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Connor have little to do, and the gobbledegooking of Stanley Unwin is an irritating intrusion.

Summary

A businessman starts up an odd-job agency, but employs seven hopeless handymen incapable of completing any task without causing utter chaos. Matters come to a head when their landlord tries to evict them - forcing the bungling workmen to finally prove their worth. Slapstick comedy, starring Sid James, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams.

Cast & Crew

Bert Handy Sidney James
Sam Twist Kenneth Connor
Francis Courtenay Kenneth Williams
Gabriel Dimple Charles Hawtrey
Lily Duveen Joan Sims
Delia King Liz Fraser
Mike Weston Bill Owen
Frosty-faced Sister Hattie Jacques
Montgomery Infield-Hopping Terence Longdon
Matron Joan Hickson
Miss Cooling Esma Cannon
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Anglo Amalgamated Available on: Available on video and DVD

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