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Carry On Jack (1963, Jim Dale, Juliet Mills)Carry On Jack (1963, Jim Dale, Juliet Mills)

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Carry On Jack (1963, Jim Dale, Juliet Mills)

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‘Twas on the good ship Venus, commanded by Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams), that midshipman Albert Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) found himself demoted in favour of a fresh-faced, eager youth with curves in surpising places (Juliet Mills). While Poop-Decker foments mutiny, Fearless and his martinet second-in-command, First Officer Howett (Donald Houston) try to run a tight ship; but coming up on the horizon is the invading Spanish fleet…

With regulars such as Hattie Jacques and Sid James absent, Carry On Jack was never going to be one of the highlights in the canon but the shotgun effect of the gags, from a hilarious walking the plank to a flogging that goes badly wrong, and from a nasty medical operation to the surprising rout of the enemy, Carry On’ s only director, Gerald Thomas, keeps the action going fast enough to hide the odd bare patch.

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UK / Anglo Amalgamated / 87 minutes / 1963

Director:Gerald Thomas
Writers:Talbot Rothwell,

cast
Jim Dale as Young Carrier
Charles Hawtrey as Walter Sweetly
Kenneth Williams as Captain Fearless
Bernard Cribbins as Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker
Donald Houston as First Officer Jonathan Howett
Cecil Parker as First Sealord
Ed Devereaux as Hook, Pirate
Percy Herbert as Mr. Angel, the Bos’un
Patrick Cargill as Don Luis, the Spanish Governor
Peter Gilmore as Patch, Pirate Captain, aka Roger
George Woodbridge as Ned
Ian Wilson as Ancient Carrier
Jimmy Thompson as Adm. Horatio Nelson
Anton Rodgers as Hardy
Juliet Mills as Sally
Marianne Stone as Peg

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