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Carry On James Bond
on 9 December 2014
The usually appalling Barbara Windsor makes her 'Carry On' debut in 1964's 'Spying', the ninth film in the series. Her acting is actually pretty good for her standards, and certainly better than some of her later 'Carry On' appearances.
The film itself is certainly no great entry in the series, but it does have some very witty one liners. In an obvious parody of the James Bond movies, a top secret formula is stolen by an organisation, and a group of hapless agents, including Kenneth Williams and Bernard Cribbins, are sent to investigate. If you're familiar with the 'Carry On' movies, you can probably already imagine the chaos and funny situations that occur in the wake of this.
Kenny steals the show, and Jim Dale in cameo (not to mention in a variety of guises) is also fun to watch. 'Spying' is an amusing, enjoyable spoof of a spy movie, and certainly one of the better black-and-white 'Carry Ons'.
As with all the 'red' DVD releases of the 'Carry On' films, aside from 'scene selections', there are no special features at all.