- Actors: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott
- Directors: Gerald Thomas
- Writers: Talbot Rothwell
- Producers: Peter Rogers
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 7 July 2003
- Run Time: 86 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00009PAJN
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,200 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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In Carry On Up The Jungle, the "Carry On" team go ape crazy in darkest Africa, as Professor Inigo Tinkle (Frankie Howerd) and his clumsy sidekick, Claude Chumley (Kenneth Connor), embark on a bird fancying expedition. Instead of finding the rare Oozulum bird, however, a vast array of other wildlife is encountered--including a forgotten tribe of gorgeous, man-hungry females, and a loin-clothed, vine-swinging Jungle Boy (Terry Scott), who becomes the unlikely hero of the riotous romp. As primitive passions are unleashed, parodies of "Tarzan" and other jungle classics are finely executed in true "Carry On" form. Sid James as the fearless white hunter Bill Boosey, Joan Sims as the haughty Lady Bagley, and Charles Hawtrey as Tonka happily get native for this classic "Carry On" film.
Carry On Up the Jungle has worn less well than some of the others in the series, simply because the African exploration genre it parodies--with its cannibals, great white hunters and lost Amazon tribes--is so entirely out of fashion. Still, Frankie Howerd made so comparatively few films that in one which has him as an ornithologist searching for rare birds in the company of Joan Sims and Sid James is not going to be entirely without interest. He has few great moments here, but runs through his usual repertoire of groans and horse-faced sorrowful expressions with brio. The idea of Terry Scott playing Tarzan is in itself such a good joke that it hardly matters that most of what follows is him swinging, on ropes, into obstacles. --Roz Kaveney
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Lets face it, the budget was never going to allow for the Carry On team to be able to put out a truly great Tarzan-spoof movie, and maybe this is why this film seems to fall rather flat. Nevertheless, the cast, which includes the great Frankie Howard, Sid James, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey (a hoot as a love-god), Kenneth Connor, and Terry Scott in the plum role of the predictably, over-the-top jungle boy, all turn out good performances. As for Valerie Leon, what an absolute stunner! The absence of Kenneth Williams is noticeable, and I can't help but think that Jim Dale would have been more suitable in Terry Scott's role. That said, there are still a few laughs to be had, a couple of classic moments, and the usual dosage of smut never ends.
'Carry On Up The Jungle' is by no means a great entry in the franchise, but it's not a bad 'Carry On' really, there had been a lot of worse, and much more to come. Worth a look, but not essential.
Like all of the 'special edition' Carry On DVD releases, there is a wealth of exclusive bonus material, including an audio commentary with Jackie Piper and Valerie Leon, trivia notes, a token episode of the '70s ITV series 'What A Carry On' ('The Nine Old Cobblers'), and a collectable booklet featuring profiles of all the main players.
Carry On Up The Jungle predictably runs through all of the familiar gags and double entendres that we've heard several times before in other Carry On films, but it's the lovable performances of main players that ignite 'Up The Jungle' into such a wonderful film (not to mention spot-on direction from Gerald Thomas, aided by the always excellent production skills of Peter Rogers). Yes, it's cheap and cheerful, but it does what it sets out to do: to entertain and make you laugh.
In his second and final Carry On, Frankie Howard gets top billing, starring alongside regulars' Sid James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor (making a return after a six year break), Bernard Bresslaw, Terry Scott and Charles Hawtrey. The gang find themselves "carrying on" through the darkest parts of Africa, each character having their own reasons for joining this expedition: Professor Indigo Tinkle (Frankie Howard) and Claude Chumley (Kenneth Connor) are in search of the rare oozalum bird; Bill Boozey (Sid James) is a relentless hunter, simply along for the fun and adventures it would seem, while the glamorous Lady Evelyn Bagley (Joan Sims) is in search of her long lost son that she lost over twenty years ago in the jungle where she and her husband had been honeymooning. June (Jaki Piper, a delightful addition to the cast in her first Carry On) is along for the ride as Lady Bagley's faithful assistant, where as Upsidasi (Bernard Bresslaw) leads the gang through the jungle (the entire film was in fact filmed at Pinewood studios as the Carry On films were renowned for their cheap and cheerful shoestring budgets - even so, it all sort of adds to the fun and the cast make you believe they are in a real jungle).
Along their madcap safari adventures they encounter a Tarzan-type figure, Jungle Boy (Terry Scott) who, in a hilarious twist to the (rather thin) plot is revealed to be none other than Lady Bagley's long-lost son. Jungle Boy also quickly succumbs to the-not-as-innocent-as-she-seems June and they rapidly become lovers. The romantic scenes between the lovely Jaki Piper and great comedic skill of Terry Scott are played out beautifully.
The gang eventually find themselves kidnapped by cannibals (known as the "Noshers" - yes, the humour isn't so subtle) and as it appears as though they are all about to be dropped into a cauldron full of boiling hot water ready for the blood-thirsty tribe to eat, they are rescued by an all-female tribe headed by the formidable Leda (Valerie Leon). After what seemed a lucky escape, they then find themselves being held captive by them as the men of the group are forced to attend mating ceremonies with some of the more unattractive women of the tribe.
Leader of this all-female tribe, known as the Lubba Dubbi's, is Tonka The Great (Charles Hawtrey) who in yet another laughably obvious twist to the plot, turns out to be Lady Bagley's (Joan Sims) long-lost husband whom she had presumed was dead years ago thinking he'd been eaten by a crocodile during their honeymoon (it turns out he'd been languishing in the company of the Lubba Dubbi's for all those years). Eventually they escape before Professor Ingio Tinkle (Frankie Howard) and Claude Chumley (Kenneth Connor) find their prized oozalum bird (only to have it stolen again) and they all return to civilisation.
'Up Pompei' star Frankie Howard as Professor Ingio Tinkle breezes into the whole Carry On phenomenon as though he'd always been part of the gang, where as head of the Carry On family, Sid James, beefs up his usually likable, roguish, womanising character to great effect as the appropriately named Bill Boozey.
Joan Sims shines as Lady Eveleyn Bagley in one of her most lengthy roles in the series, while the effeminate and ever-eccentric Charles Hawtrey is just simply hilarious as the mincing Tonka The Great. Terry Scott takes on the role as Jungle Boy (which had actually been written with Jim Dale) which he makes his own, while Kenneth Connor plays the jittery, bumbling Claude Chumley in his own inimitable style. Completing the cast are Bernard Bresslaw who is amusing as the blacked up Upsidasi (very politically incorrect nowadays, but remember this was 1969), Jaki Piper playing June delightfully and finally Valerie Leon as the formidable Leda of the Lubbi Dubbi's, in her best Carry On role.
Though Carry On Up The Jungle (1969) is missing Hattie Jacques, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Williams, the film manages to stay afloat and emerges as yet another classic in the series. Some scenes are a little slow and tedious but over-all Carry On Up The Jungle is an enjoyable comedy that's most definitely worth a look and will undoubtedly satisfy any lover of the genre. Recommended!
1970 saw the Carry On team begin the decade with one of the better offerings in the franchise. Boosted by the returning Frankie Howerd and Terry Scott to join Messrs James, Hawtrey, Sims, Connor and Bresslaw, Carry On Up The Jungle sticks close to the cheeky formula that had worked in the better series entries previously (think Carry On Up The Kyber from 1968). Originally intended to be called Carry On Tarzan (the idea was scrapped for legal reasons), "Jungle" plonks a load of British odd balls in the jungle and invite us to observe how they cope. Which of course we know is not going to be very well at all. Terry Scott steals the film as a blundering Tarzan type (a role apparently turned down by Jim Dale), whilst Howerd and James get maximum humour from their polar opposite characters.
With a simple plot and carrying the series innuendo trademarks on its snake bitten...ahem, Carry On Up the Jungle is a charmingly funny series entry. 7/10
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