It's non-stop romps as the Carry On team deliver the
goods in one of the rudest and funniest of the Carry On
films. The cast are all on top form as a bunch of no-hopers
who join an agency in search of a job. The anarchy mounts
as they tackle a series of odd jobs, including a chimp's tea-party,
trying to stay sober at a wine tasting and meeting a contact
at the Forth Bridge...
press release for
Carry on Regardless refers
to the movie as one of the "rudest and funniest of the
Carry On films." I'm not sure I agree with either
statement. However the shape of the Carry On team,
that we've all come to know and love, is finally starting
to take shape.
James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie
Jacques and Kenneth Connor are all present and correct. However,
Jacques was ill at the start of recording and so her role
was rewritten and a new character, played by Liz Fraser, was
created. Jacques managed to record her role in a single day's
shooting. This movie also sees the late Stanley Unwin appear
talking his trademark gobbledegook.
also the odd unintentional joke, which modern audiences will
snigger at in that Carry On way. For example in the
Ideal Home Exhibition sequence there is an innocent banner
that proudly announces: "Everything for the bachelor
include an audio commentary with Fraser, Terence Longdon and
Carry On historian Robert Ross; stills gallery; and
commentary is interesting. Fraser and Longdon discuss salaries
- to see who was on the best wage; Fraser testing Ross on
his trivia after she was amazed that he knew the exact address
of one of the houses used in the episode; some surprising
Nicholas Parsons anecdotes (including an explanation as to
why he never appeared in another Carry On movie; and
Fraser's insistence that the Carry On movies ruined
any future career plans she may have had.
movie is nothing more than a collection of sketches held together
by the Helping Hands Agency segments. Funny yes, but not a
Carry On classic.