- Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Carry On Cowboy [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£5.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Eleventh entry in the 'Carry On' series. Marshall P. Knutt (Jim Dale), a former sanitary engineer, becomes the sheriff of Stodge City in the Wild West and must help a young woman beat the Rumpo Kid (Sid James), the outlaw who shot her father. Those getting off their horses and drinking their milk include Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and Bernard Bresslaw (making his 'Carry On' debut).
Made in the "classic" period of the series, 1966's Carry On Cowboy is a spoof Western set in Stodge City, about to suffer the arrival of black-hatted outlaw The Rumpo Kid, played by the less-than-youthful Sid James. Kenneth Williams is the aptly named Judge Burke, who appeals to Washington for help to combat this gunslinger and his henchmen. Assistance arrives in the form of Jim Dale's Marshall P Knutt, a drainage, sanitation and garbage expert from England, with a reference from Lady Pushing for doing a "good job on her main sludge channel", whose Christian name provokes a predictable misunderstanding. Fortunately, he's accompanied by Annie Oakley. As ever, much fun is to be had cheering/groaning along to double-entendres about "big ones", but never mind the script, feel the characters. Joan Sims does a good Mae West impression; Syd James "Ha hwa-ha-ha!"s his way through his part with his usual aplomb; the underrated Peter Butterworth is excellent as an inept Doctor; while Bernard Bresslaw adds to his impressively multi-ethnic CV, playing a Native American, with Charles Hawtrey as his incorrigible firewater-loving Chief.
On the DVD: No extras, sadly, other than scene selection but Alan Hume's splendidly authentic colour lensing is suitably refurbished here. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Jim Dale and Angela Douglas are excellent romantic leads but the real stars of the show are Sid James and Joan Sims who really bring the danger and sexiness of their characters to life.
The blu-ray picture quality is extremely crisp, I have purchased all the recent blu-ray releases of the Carry On's and they are all well presented, but cowboy has the edge. The print is bright and colorful with lots of detail that I have never noticed before.
The soundtrack is nothing to write home about but completely serviceable for a film of this vintage.
Cut long story short, we see Marshal P. Knutt (Jim Dale), a drainage inspector, enter a small town and is immediately mistaken as a 'ranked' Marshall of the U.S Law. The Judge of the town realises that since no-one realises this mistake, P.Knutt should be the Marshall anyway...
Sid James plays 'Rumpo'; the rebell cow-boy of the town who as usual is up to no good. But his antic's aren't being forgotten - The absolutely gorgeous Angela Douglas play's a sassy Cow Girl secretly wants to put a bullet in his back!
The locations are fantastic, as are the sets and costumes. The only thing I've never liked about this film is the ending, which seems a little weak given the build up to the final fight. Never the less, this is a real laugh and even for '66 was a step away from traditional style comedies.
There was always a loose structure to the plot in most Carry On films but with this one, its far more concentrated, with a surprisingly gritty, hard-edged realism behind the laughs. The action is set in the heart of Stodge City which lies in the heart of the Wild West where the notorious Rumpo Kid (Sid James) and his gang are striking fear into all the residents of the local community. Desperate to bring his deadly and violent reign to an end, Judge Burke (Kenneth Williams) hastily sends for a sheriff but through a comic misunderstanding (this is a Carry On film after all) ends up being sent a sanitary engineer with the laughably named Marshall P. Knutt (Jim Dale) who is accident-prone from the word go! Luckily for him, help is at hand in the shape of the volatile Annie Oakley (Angela Douglas) who turns up at Stodge City seeking revenge on her fathers murderer who just so happens to be the Rumpo Kid!
The merry Carry On gang all take on surprisingly realistic American accents and carry it off remarkably well with some of the cast members even approaching their roles in a deadly serious manner. Sid James is excellent as the Rumpo Kid who doesn't quite shake off his own inimitable characterisation but is certainly the only role where he plays a genuine baddie, killing people seemingly by the minute.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
50 years old and a strong classic indeed, not up there with the top 10 films of the series for me but still a good solid hoot from start to finish. Read morePublished 14 months ago by sean paul mccann