Carry On Cleo

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1964)
  • UK
  • 87 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Mercilessly mocking Elizabeth Taylor's disastrous Cleopatra, this corking ancient history lesson was filmed at Pinewood on the very same sets and sees the Carry On team at the peak of its powers. It's hard to know where to start lavishing the praise. The puns have never been better ("infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!") and the sets are positively luxuriant despite being second-hand. Amanda Barrie is exquisitely dippy in the title role, and Kenneth Connor and Jim Dale do well as the Britons in the imperial guard. But topping them all are Sid James's lecherous Mark Antony and Kenneth Williams's snivelling Caesar.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Amanda Barrie. The incorrigible Mark Antony falls for Cleopatra's charms and together they begin plotting against the hapless Julius Caesar.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mark Antony
Sidney James
Julius Caesar
Kenneth Williams
Hengist Pod
Kenneth Connor
Seneca
Charles Hawtrey
Calpurnia
Joan Sims
Horsa
Jim Dale
Cleo
Amanda Barrie
Gloria
Julie Stevens
Sergeant major
Victor Maddern
Senna Pod
Sheila Hancock
Bilius
David Davenport
Archimedes
Michael Ward
Agrippa
Francis De Wolff
Sosages
Tom Clegg
Soothsayer
Jon Pertwee
Galley master
Peter Gilmore
Brutus
Brian Oulton
Spencius
Warren Mitchell
Marcus
Gertan Klauber

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Anglo Amalgamated
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy