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Does anyone like Carry On films? [guilty emoticon]

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BalloonSlayer Fri 22-Apr-16 21:32:04

Saw a TV programme this morning re the Queen, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. These guys that had worked there for xxxx years said they had watched films with the Royal Family in the yacht's improvised cinema.

Chap was asked for an example of a film he had seen with the Royal Family and named "Carry on up the Khyber." He then went on to relate at length what it was about. grin

Well I am a feminist. No, I AM! But I was delighted. I love Carry on up the Khyber. And a lot of the others. But not all! Some of them are crap.

Any one else. Or am I a bit plastered?

tempname12 Fri 22-Apr-16 21:37:25

I used to love them in my early teens, even persuaded my mum to buy the DVDs. I still love some of them, but more because of the actors - Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Williams especially. Haven't seen any in quite a while though, TV never seems to show the decent ones IMO.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 22-Apr-16 21:38:22

My favourite is a really early one, Carry on Teacher!

wombattoo Fri 22-Apr-16 21:39:00

Sorry Balloon but they are the crappest films of all time. and they are never off the bloody tv

elQuintoConyo Fri 22-Apr-16 21:39:22

<puts up hand>

<slinks off guiltily>

Infamy, infamy! They've all got it in for me!

elQuintoConyo Fri 22-Apr-16 21:40:09

And "Matron, I want to be wooed!"
"Doctor, you can be as wooed as you like!"

SorrelForbes Fri 22-Apr-16 21:42:01

Blast, I was just going to use that quote elQuintoConyo!

They are a guilty pleasure, especially Carry On Up the Khyber and Carry On Screaming.

Lord and Lady Ruff-Diamond grin

SorrelForbes Fri 22-Apr-16 21:42:30

"Frying tonight"

IWantMyMumSheWouldBeProud Fri 22-Apr-16 21:43:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Taytocrisps Fri 22-Apr-16 21:45:13

I especially love 'Carry on Abroad'.

liquidrevolution Fri 22-Apr-16 21:46:36

Love em smile. Some are quite dire though...

Zwellers Fri 22-Apr-16 21:48:35

Like the early black and white ones. Carry on sergeant with a young bob monkhouse and carry on nurse especially. Had a crush on Terence longden. Later ones awful I'm. Seventies at its worst

AlpacaLypse Fri 22-Apr-16 21:50:07

They're of their time - and some are perfectly brilliant! Others not so...

If we refused to watch/read stuff from the past just because it was reflecting the contemporary accepted social mores, we'd all end up with a terribly limited selection!

LadyTrevelyan Fri 22-Apr-16 21:50:53

Carry On Screaming is the best film ever.

Different name but have waxed lyrical about CO films. Or I may have just rambled.

However, I hold firm in my belief that COScreaming is the bestsmile.

Euphemia Fri 22-Apr-16 21:51:00

I used to have a total crush on Jim Dale. grin

annandale Fri 22-Apr-16 21:51:25

Love Joan Sims and Charles Hawtrey, could watch them for a long time.

Euphemia Fri 22-Apr-16 21:51:41

I love Cleo and Screaming best of all.

EveryoneElsie Fri 22-Apr-16 21:52:19


Carry On Screaming is a classic. And so was Jim Dale [heart]

LadyTrevelyan Fri 22-Apr-16 21:52:58

"Do you mind if I smoke?" <smoulders>*

cdtaylornats Fri 22-Apr-16 21:53:44

I love the black & white St. Trinians as well

SorrelForbes Fri 22-Apr-16 21:53:54

A young Roy Castle in Carry On Up The Khyber

DameXanaduBramble Fri 22-Apr-16 21:54:16

Carry on matron is my fav, Finishem Hospital. Ha ha ha.

LadyTrevelyan Fri 22-Apr-16 21:54:30

The lady with the amazing eyes in Cleo, just lovely and then Alma.

SorrelForbes Fri 22-Apr-16 21:55:38

Amanda Barrie as Cleo

AlpacaLypse Fri 22-Apr-16 21:56:32

For instance, I love golden era detective fiction - D L Sayers, Ngaio Marsh etc. Written from the 20's - 50's. (It all got a bit silly after about 1960).

Most of the time, it's great, Sayers in particular was a feminist, even though she didn't think of herself of as one, and it's all trundling along... and then a bit of casual racism of breathtaking proportions appears in the narrative - and you remember that the world before WW2 was a very very different place, and that the Nazi viewpoints about race and eugenics were supported by substantial numbers of educated 'nice' people across the world sad

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