Carry On Spying

  • U
  • Gerald Thomas (1964)
  • UK
  • 83 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Mercilessly ribbing the James Bond movies and Graham Greene's espionage entertainments, the ninth Carry On saw Barbara Windsor make her series debut as the most resourceful of a hamstrung quartet of agents sent to Vienna to recover a secret formula. The kasbah scenes rather slow things down, but the action picks up pace on the Orient Express and in STENCH's underground HQ (a wonderfully observed 007 send-up). Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams are on form as Babs's weak-kneed accomplices and there are splendid turns from Jim Dale as a master of disguise and Eric Barker as a world-weary spymaster.

Plot Summary

Spy spoof starring Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor. Chaos ensues when four incompetent British secret agents set out to recover a secret formula stolen by the subversive organisation known as STENCH.

Cast and crew

Cast

Desmond Simpkins
Kenneth Williams
Daphne Honeybutt
Barbara Windsor
Harold Crump
Bernard Cribbins
Charlie Bind
Charles Hawtrey
Chief
Eric Barker
Lila
Dilys Laye
Carstairs
Jim Dale
Cobley
Richard Wattis
Fat Man
Eric Pohlmann
Milchmann
Victor Maddern
Dr Crow
Judith Furse
Head waiter
John Bluthal
Professor Clark
Frank Forsyth

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Optimum
Categories
Comedy