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One of the weaker Carry On films
on 16 April 2013
I love the Carry On films and I have all of them on DVD. This one, however, is not one of my favourites. There are a number of reasons why I don't regard this film with much fondness. First, most of the regular Carry On team are not in this film. Secondly, some of the cast are woefully miscast (Barbara Windsor, in particular) and the film suffers from this. Finally...it just isn't that funny. This was made at the start of the 1970s, when the series really had had its' day and the films were beginning to slip more into the Benny Hill type of humour that was the case at the time. The films weren't as fun or as subtle as they once were. The other problem is that worse was still to come, so this wasn't the least funniest of them all, but it is easy to see the decline that had set in when this film was made. This is one of the few Carry Ons that I have never enjoyed very much and the passing of time has not changed my mind. Three stars from me.