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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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Their First in Color See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Book on how to play the guitar which Conner used to learn the guitar is a genuine instruction book. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a clear shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the chef's hat as he first walks into the scene. 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 »

Connections

Followed by Carry On Up the Khyber (1968) See more »

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One of my favourites in the series.
26 May 2005 | by stephenmoggSee all my reviews

Although missing some of the regular cast members (Joan Sims and Charles Hawtrey), this Carry On is one of the better ones in the series. The script is sharp with some great gags deftly delivered by the ensemble. Sid James plays the experienced Captain of a cruise liner in charge of a crew with some inexperienced new recruits. This is the perfect setup for a series of disasters and the film duly delivers. Cruising is one of the earlier Carry Ons (first in colour) and maybe because of this, everyone seems fresh and on top of their game. The editing complements the script and the cast seem to have an energy which sometimes flags later in the series. The newer cast members keep the mix interesting and stand out performances from the wonderful Esma Cannon, Kenneth Williams (shower scene !) and Sid James combine to produce one of the definitive Carry Ons.


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