Carry On Abroad

Carry On Abroad

Gerald Thomas (1972)

A Certificate


Our Score
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.


British holiday-makers jet off on a package holiday to the Spanish resort of Elsbels. Unluckily, not only is the hotel short of staff, but it also has no walls, ceilings or entertainment. Further mishaps leave the tourists fuming - until they sample a local punch laced with an aphrodisiac. Comedy, with Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Peter Rogers Prods LtdGuidance: Edited for nudity.Available on: video and DVD