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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

Dilys Laye wore several false hair pieces for the film, which she eventually had completely cut out following completion. See more »

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At the party at the end of the movie, Sidney James is handed a message. He puts it in his pocket twice. See more »

Quotes

Haines: [Haines, having come to sick bay for a sea-sickness cure, refuses to have an injection in his arm] I can't bear to see the needle going in, you see.
Doctor: Well, in that case there's only one other place for it to go. Drop 'em!
Haines: I'm not holding them, whatever they are!
Marjoribanks: I gather the Doctor means your trousers.
Haines: Oh. What!
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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 »

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Follows Carry On Nurse (1959) See more »

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CARRY ON CRUISING (Gerald Thomas, 1962) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

With a story by "Carry On" alumnus Eric Barker, this is a fairly weak entry in the series – and, as I said with respect to ANTS IN THE PANTRY (1936; The Three Stooges short which preceded it), going through a succession of films featuring the same actors, one becomes rather weary of the repetition. In this case, it's the characterization of individual members which hardly changes from one outing to the next (particularly at this early stage in the series, when the style of comedy more or less followed established rules rather than going all the way for double entendres and general tastelessness)!

For instance, Sid James is once again the flustered authority figure who has to mould his underlings – these are forever eager but incompetent, led by know-it-all Kenneth Williams and nervous Kenneth Connor (who, invariably, is given a hesitant romantic attachment); their effeminate usual cohort, Charles Hawtrey, is absent here but his replacement is the resistibly goofy Lance Percival as the new chef on James' ship. In fact, what drowns the film (pardon the pun) is the latter's schtick – as well as the presence of diminutive and dotty old lady Esma Cannon (also seen in CARRY ON REGARDLESS [1961] and CARRY ON CABBY [1963]). It doesn't help, then, that the most prominent actresses during this early phase of the "Carry Ons" – Hattie Jacques and Joan Sims – are also missing from this one…though it must be said that the two young female leads (Liz Fraser – also from REGARDLESS and CABBY – and Dilys Laye, who proves to be a surprisingly adept comedienne) are highly appealing.

Incidentally, this was the first film in the series to be shot in color and, as such, has added curiosity value – even if the overall quality isn't really up to the usual standards.


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