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carry on sergeant
carry on nurse
carry on teacher
carry on constable
carry on regardless
carry on cruising
carry on cabby
carry on jack
carry on spying
carry on cleo
carry on cowboy
carry on screaming
carry on don't lose your head
carry on follow that camel
carry on doctor
carry on up the khyber
carry on camping
carry on again doctor
carry on up the jungle
carry on loving
carry on henry
carry on at your convenience
carry on matron
carry on abroad
carry on girls
carry on dick
carry on behind
carry on england
that's carry on
carry on emmannuelle
carry on columbus


The Carry On Films, depending on your viewpoint, are either seen as classic examples of British humour or cheaply made rubbish. Mixing stereotypical comedy types with historical/contemporary settings, the Carry On comedies are an eclectic mix of parody and double entendres.

They often rely on deliberately bad puns, occasionally rising to inspired heights, as in Carry On Cleo, where Julius Caesar (Kenneth Williams) staggers back from an assassination attempt crying "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"

The mainstay of Carry On humour was innuendo and the sending-up of British institutions and customs, such as the Medical Matters (Nurse, Doctor, Again Doctor, Matron), Hammer Horror's (Screaming), the Monarchy (Henry), the British Empire (Up the Khyber), Trade Unions (At Your Convenience),  Package Holidays (Abroad) and Beauty Contests (Girls) amongst numerous others. Although the films were very often slated by the critics, they proved incredibly popular with audiences.

Between 1958 and 1978, 30 films were made at Pinewood Studios all under the watchful eyes of Director Gerard Thomas and Producer Peter Rogers. The mainstays of the series were Kenneth Williams (26 films), Joan Sims (24), Charles Hawtrey (23) and Sid James (19), but these were joined but other popular actors such as Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw and Barbara Windsor.

A new team convened in 1992 to make Carry On Columbus, but alas this was unpopular with cinema going audiences, although still managed to claw back its production costs.


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