Carry On Up the Jungle

Carry On Up the Jungle

Gerald Thomas (1970)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This is one of the weaker of the genre spoofs, but there's still much to raise a titter as Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Connor lead an expedition to Africa (Pinewood sets at their most gloriously economical) in order to find the Oozalum bird (legendary for its vanishing prowess). Along for the ride are Joan Sims in search of her long-lost son and Sid James seeking a rumble in the jungle. The reception committee includes Terry Scott as an infantile Tarzan and Charles Hawtrey as the Great Tonka, a tribal chief with a guilty secret. It's worth tagging along.


A Victorian explorer recalls how he was recruited by an aristocrat to find her missing son in the African jungle. Teaming up with a fearless hunter, he hoped to find a rare bird on his journey - but instead fell into the clutches of an all-female tribe. Comedy, starring Sid James, Frankie Howerd, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey and Terry Scott.

Cast & Crew

Professor Inigo Tinkle Frankie Howerd
Bill Boosey Sidney James
Tonka / Walter Charles Hawtrey
Lady Evelyn Bagley Joan Sims
Jungle Boy Terry Scott
Claude Chumley Kenneth Connor
Upsidasi Bernard Bresslaw
Leda Valerie Leon
June Jacki Piper
Gorilla Reuben Martin
Nerda Edwina Carroll
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD