Carry On Abroad

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1972)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Carry On Abroad
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Jimmy Logan gives unquestionably the worst pre-Carry On Columbus performance in this disappointing outing, which is every bit as jerry-built as the Elsbels Palace Hotel itself. With a stingy quota of jokes, the team's package holiday to Spain rapidly descends into predictable postcard innuendo and second-rate slapstick. There are one or two neat observations on the British abroad, and Peter Butterworth and Hattie Jacques have fun as the shiftless hotel boss and his fiery cook, but overall there's too little for the regulars to do. This is a sad series swan song for the inimitable Charles Hawtrey.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey. The holidaymakers heading for the Mediterranean "paradise" of Elsbels have high hopes of sun, sand, sea and sex. However, in an understaffed, half-built hotel, the guests may not get quite what they expected.

Cast and crew

Cast

Vic Flange
Sidney James
Stuart Farquhar
Kenneth Williams
Tuttle
Charles Hawtrey
Pepe
Peter Butterworth
Cora Flange
Joan Sims
Stanley Blunt
Kenneth Connor
Bert Conway
Jimmy Logan
Sadie
Barbara Windsor
Evelyn Blunt
June Whitfield
Floella
Hattie Jacques
Brother Bernard
Bernard Bresslaw
Lily
Sally Geeson
Marge
Carol Hawkins
Harry
Jack Douglas
Miss Dobbs
Patsy Rowlands

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Peter Rogers Prods Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy