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Carry On Cruising (1962)

Carry on Cruising (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 13 April 1962 (UK)
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas (uncredited)

Writers:

Eric Barker (story), Norman Hudis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Captain Wellington Crowther
Kenneth Williams ... First Officer Leonard Marjoribanks
Kenneth Connor ... Doctor Arthur Binn
Liz Fraser ... Glad Trimble
Dilys Laye ... Florence 'Flo' Castle
Esma Cannon ... Bridget Madderley
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Wilfred Haines, Ship's Cook
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... Sam Turner, Barman
Ronnie Stevens ... Drunk Passenger
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Jenkins
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Tom Tree, Steward
Willoughby Goddard ... Large Man
Ed Devereaux ... Young Officer
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Nervous Steward
Anton Rodgers ... Young Man
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Storyline

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the seven seas, but the passengers turn out to be a rather strange bunch too. The SS Happy Wanderer will never be the same. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Der Schiffskoch ist seekrank See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Connor was paid £4,500, Sid James £4,000, Kenneth Williams £5,000, newcomer Lance Percival, who replaced Charles Hawtrey, £600. This was quite a saving as Charles would have got nearly £4,000. See more »

Goofs

The Captain is mixing drinks and pours the failed attempts into a vase. The volume and colour of this liquid is inconsistent. See more »

Quotes

Captain: [Walking into bar] Who are you?
Sam Turner, Barman: Me, sir? Turner, sir.
Captain: Turner?
Sam Turner, Barman: Turner, sir.
Captain: What are you doin' 'ere?
Sam Turner, Barman: Head barman, sir.
Captain: You can't be head barman. Angus is my head barman.
Sam Turner, Barman: [Smiling] Not anymore, sir.
Captain: Not any more? They can't do this to me! Changing a barman? It's like ripping out the engine!
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Alternate Versions

As with many Carry On films the cinema print was cut by the BBFC with the removal of the word "twot" and the dialogue lines "The sun shines out of our portholes", "Cold water and plenty of it" and "Out of where?" (following "Take you fingers out"). Later video/DVD releases feature the same print and the original cuts may no longer survive. See more »

Connections

Featured in Carry on Forever: Episode #1.3 (2015) See more »

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Outstanding comedy
8 June 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CARRY ON CRUISING is, so far, my favourite of the CARRY ON series. Watching it, this film feels like a natural progression from the earlier black and white entries, retaining the same successful set-piece/gag rate and level of innocent charm that made those first films so endearing.

The cruise ship setting provides the perfect backdrop for the on-board antics of Sid James and co as they muddle their way through a series of increasingly hilarious hijinks. Much of the humour comes from Kenneth Connor's besotted ship's doctor and James's exasperated Captain, while Kenneth Williams lurks on the sidelines as the first officer.

The presence of other notable regulars is missed - there's no Hawtrey, Sims or Jacques here - but the film makes up for it by some alternate engaging casting choices, not least Esma Cannon's delightfully dotty old bat and Lance Percival as the seasick cook.

The success rate of the jokes is high with plenty of memorable moments, not least an impromptu table tennis match which marks the series highlight. Altogether this is a true gem of a comedy, with unforced laughs and a real wittiness to it.


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