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Carry On Spying (1964)

Carry on Spying (original title)
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Talbot Rothwell (original screenplay), Sid Colin (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Williams ... Desmond Simkins
Barbara Windsor ... Daphne Honeybutt
Bernard Cribbins ... Harold Crump
Charles Hawtrey ... Charlie Bind
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... The Chief
Dilys Laye ... Lila
Jim Dale ... Carstairs
Richard Wattis ... Cobley
Eric Pohlmann ... The Fat Man
Victor Maddern ... Milchmann
Judith Furse ... Doctor Crow
John Bluthal ... Head Waiter / Doctor Crow - voice
Renee Houston ... Madame
Jack Taylor Jack Taylor ... Thug
Tom Clegg Tom Clegg ... Doorman
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Storyline

A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, chasing the villains across the world. There are gadgets galore, and disguises are compulsory if the heroes are to win the day from The Fat Man, Dr Milchman and Dr Crow! Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

They're at it again- O.O.Oh! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1964 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent Oooh! See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This James Bond spy spoof film featured a character called Charlie Bind (Charles Hawtrey). Another later series of James Bond spy spoof movies would feature a main central character similarly named Charles Bind. The movies featuring Charles Bind were Number One Gun (1990), Undercover Lover (1979) and No. 1 of the Secret Service (1977). See more »

Goofs

Inside STENCH's HQ, the four British spies are on a long metal cylinder which is cut into four pieces with a spy on each piece. In the next scene, the cylinder is now in halves with the spies in pairs on each half. See more »

Quotes

[Daphne Honeybutt and Charlie Bind arrive at the villains' secret lair]
Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow: It must be their headquarters!
[Charlie Bind ogles a female technician who is bent over some equipment]
Charlie Bind: Looks more like their hindquarters.
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Alternate Versions

A scene - apparently now lost - shows Agent Bind stopping to feed money into a fruit machine as the other recruits are escaping the fun house. It would seem that all existing prints of "Spying" now fade out just before this occurs but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that this full version had been shown on British TV at least once during the 70s. See more »

Connections

Follows Carry On Cruising (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

"Greenslevees' (uncredited)
Traditional
Played by Harold Crump as he charms the snake
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More Ealing than Carry On, more Harry Lime than Bond
23 May 2000 | by albert_smith_ukSee all my reviews

Although not "Carry On" at it's best, this is a very entertaining addition to the series. Although touted as a Bond spoof this has much more in common with British spy movies of the 40's - "The Third Man" is often referenced. Only at the end do we get the Bond-esque action, and this is where it all goes wrong. The climatic sequence is not only very silly (even by Carry On standards) but also lazy. Barbara Windsor makes her series debut here and is a joy to watch. Williams does his "silly man" character from the Hancock shows rather than the usual "Snide" persona, and Bernard Cribbins is as loveable as always. If you want a James Bond spoof or a classic Carry On, don't come here. If you want a silly comedy in the Ealing Studios vein then this might well be your cup of tea.


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