Carry On Cleo

Carry On Cleo

Gerald Thomas (1964)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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 who join the imperial guard. But topping them all are Sid James's lecherous Mark Antony and Kenneth Williams's snivelling Caesar.


A captured Briton is mistaken for a heroic swordsman and promoted to the Roman Royal Guard, with orders to protect Julius Caesar. But the last thing he and the fated emperor expect is an assassination attempt from within Caesar's own circle of friends. Comedy, starring Amanda Barrie, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey and Joan Sims.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anglo AmalgamatedAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray