Carry On Regardless

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1960)
  • UK
  • 86 min
Carry On Regardless
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James and Kenneth Connor. The "Helping Hands" employment agency creates chaos when it sends its latest recruits out on various strange assignments.

Cast and 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
Joan Hickson
Miss Cooling
Esma Cannon


Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG