Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 'Carry On Nurse' what was used, in place of a thermometer, to take the Colonel's temperature via his nether regions?||The 'Carry On' Films
Daffodil. The daffodil scene was comparable to some of the many truly hilarious moments of this series of films. Hattie Jacques played the formidable matron of Haven Hospital amongst a cast including Bill Owen (Compo in 'Last of the Summer Wine') and Joan Hickson (famous for her TV roles as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple) The set was located in the administration building of Pinewood Studios.
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|The cruise liner in the sixth 'Carry On' film - 'Cruising', was the 'SS Happy ...' ? ||The 'Carry On' Films
Wanderer. The 'SS Happy Wanderer' was commanded by Captain Crowther (Sid James) and First Officer Major Banks (Kenneth Williams). This was the first 'Carry On' to be made in colour (1962).
Bill Maynard. Bill Maynard, famous for his portrayal of the conniving layabout Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in 'Heartbeat', played Guy Fawkes in this 1971 film. Sid James was Henry VIII; Hawtrey was Sir Roger de Lodgerley and Kenneth Connor played the character Lord Hampton of Wick.
Don't Lose Your Head. Among the characters of this film were Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams); Citizen Bidet (Peter Butterworth) and Malabonce the Executioner. The full title of the film is 'Carry On Laughing Until You Have Hysterics ... But Don't Lose You Head'.
One. 'Carry On Columbus' (1992) was the only one made in 1990s, with an all star cast including Alexei Sayle, Julian Clary, Martin Clunes and many others. Only five of the original regular cast appeared as, sadly, most of them had passed away.
Jon Pertwee. Jon Pertwee, (the third 'Dr Who' after Hartnell and Troughton) had roles in the 'Carry On' films 'Cowboy', 'Screaming', 'Cleo' and 'Columbus'. William Hartnell (the first 'Dr.Who') appeared only in 'Carry On Sergeant' whilst Troughton and Davison played no parts in the films.
Dick Turpin. In the 1974 film, the parts of Dick Turpin (aka Big Dick) and the Reverend Flasher were played by Sid James with Jack Douglas as Sergeant Jock Strapp. The slogan attached to this film was 'Dick Turpin Carries on with his Flintlock Cocked'.
|Which actor's first starring role was as Midshipman Poop-Decker in 'Carry On Jack'?||The 'Carry On' Films
Bernard Cribbins. Bernard Cribbins appeared in only two other 'Carry On' films after 'Jack' in 1963 - as Harold Crump in 'Spying' 1964 and almost 30 years later as Mordecai Mendoza in the 1992 film 'Carry On Columbus'. Latterly he became famous for his 1960s hit records 'Hole in the Ground' and 'Right Said Fred' and for voiceovers in 'The Wombles' children's tv series.
|Whose only appearance in the films was as Detective Sergeant Bung in 'Carry On Screaming!'? ||The 'Carry On' Films
Harry H Corbett. Harry H Corbett is better known as Harold, the son of Albert Steptoe, the rag and bone men of Oil Drum Lane in the 1960-70s series 'Steptoe and Son'. Bernard Bresslaw appeared in 14 films of the 'Carry On' series; Terry Scott in seven, while Charlie Drake never had a role in any film of the series.
Sheila Hancock. In this 1964 film, Senna Pod was the wife of Henghist Pod, played by Kenneth Connor. Joan Sims' role was that of Calpurnia; Amanda Barrie played the title role and Tanya Binning was Virginia. Warren Mitchell (Alf Garnett in 'Till Death Us Do Part') appeared as Spencius. The screenplay was written by Talbot Rothwell from "an original idea by William Shakespeare". It was in this film that Kenneth Williams uttered the immortal 'Infamy, infamy - they've all got it in for me'.
|In which 'Carry On' film did Captain S. Melly, Bombardier Ready and Sergeants Willing and Able appear?||The 'Carry On' Films
England. In 'Carry On England' (1976), Kenneth Connor played Captain S. Melly, Jack Douglas was Bdr. Ready and Sergeants Willing and Able were played by Judy Geeson and Patrick Mower. Gunner Shorthouse was played by (who else but) Melvyn Hayes - Bombardier 'Gloria' Beaumont in 'It Ain't 'alf Hot Mum'.
Up the Khyber. Released in 1968 and set in British India, the 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment (nicknamed the 'Devils in Skirts') dealt with the Burpa's Revolt. The film starred Sid James as Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond and Kenneth Williams as the Khasi of Kalabar.
|The first film in the series was released in 1958. The title was 'Carry On' ... ?||The 'Carry On' Films
Sergeant. The cast did not include Sid James - the stalwart of so many 'Carry On' films. The character of Charlie Sage was played by the late lamented Bob Monkhouse. The film script was written by Norman Hudis, adapted from the book 'The Bull Boys' by R.F. Delderfield. 1959 saw the release of the other named films, 'Constable', 'Nurse' and 'Teacher'.
|When Sid James was unavailable for one of the "Carry On" films, the initial name cited to replace him was Woody Allen. Although Allen was not used, an equally famous American actor stepped in. Which "Carry On" film was it?||The "Carry On" Films
Carry On Follow That Camel. Phil Silvers was eventually chosen, although Woody Allen would have made interesting casting to say the least. Many of the "Carry On" cast felt ill at ease with the importance of Phil Silvers, particularly Kenneth Williams, who quickly became irritated with the comedian's unending stories and insistence on using idiot boards during filming.
|In one of the most quoted nightmarish memories of Pinewood Studios production, the mud was sprayed green to make it look like grass, and leaves shedding for the autumn were stuck back onto trees.
Which "Carry On" film does this relate to?||The "Carry On" Films
Carry On Camping. For the immortal exercise sequence, Barbara Windsor's bra was tied to a fishing line, held on to by some old lag at Pinewood Studios and was wrenched off at the right moment, Kenneth Williams yelling "Now let's really see those chests come out!" On the first take, Barbara was pulled off her feet into the mud, and put back on her feet ready for take two. Fearful of exposing any part of her anatomy, Barbara was determined to clutch her breasts the moment the bra was flung off. Wonderful timing and a "Carry On" landmark.
Carry On Spying. Writer, Talbot Rothwell, fully comfortable in his writing for the series, crafted a small but compact cast of regular team members. The last black and white entry in the film series, it is full of in-jokes for the real film buff. In a camp twist on the James Bond theme, the writer wanted to call Charles Hawtrey's character Charlie Bond - 001 and a half. However, incensed and humourless Bond producer Harry Salzman threatened legal action and so Hawtrey became Charlie Bind - 0. 0. 0. (delivered as 'Oo - oo, Ooh!').
|Which "Carry On" film, the first after the death of Sid James, met with a woefully poor reaction from the public, and brought the "Carry Ons" to their lowest level?||The "Carry On" Films
Carry On England. The sexual frustration and innocent banter had been completely abandoned and in its place was a more open-minded attitude to sex. Sadly lacking in a solid team of old favourites, the film had a script which replaced the non-stop stream of innuendo with a more smutty, arrogant form of comedy.
|Which "Carry On" film featured the following characters:
"Bill Boosey", "Lady Evelyn Bagley", "Nosha Chief" and "Walter Bagley"?||The "Carry On" Films
Carry On Up The Jungle. A sparkling tribute to the legacy of Tarzan, this film stomps through an aimless but hilarious track in the African wilderness (with vintage wildlife footage interspersed to add reality to the leafy Pinewood set).
Carry On Abroad. Hawtrey's last film presents him as a drunken figure, forever staggering round with a bottle in his hand. Charles was continually drinking during the filming. Sadly, by the early 1970s, the drinking habit of this most accomplished of screen comedy actors had started to affect the smooth production timetable at Pinewood Studios.
|Which "Carry On" film had the following poster tag-line?
"A Great Guy with his Chopper"||The "Carry On" Films
Carry On Henry. The best performance in "Carry On Henry" could only belong to Sid James. He strolls with regal authority and aplomb through the legacy of a larger-than-life king without putting a foot wrong.
yes. Sid's debut came in the 1959 film "Carry On Constable" and in more than 15 films he appeared in, he always got top billing!
|In the beginning, or, how do you start a quiz about a comedy legend anyway?
How many films were in the "Carry On" canon?||The "Carry On" Films
31. Thirty one films, starting with "Carry On Sergeant" in 1958, and ending with "Carry On Columbus" in 1992.
|This actress was born in 1925, and she has appeared alongside almost every British comedian in her long career. Who is she?||'Carry On' Ladies
June Whitfield. From radio to television and film, June Whitfield has partnered just about every British comedian. She appeared in three 'Carry On's', the first in 1959. She is most recently known for her television role is as Edina's mother in 'Ab Fab'.
|In the 1960's this actress appeared in three consecutive 'Carry On's'.
She also appeared in many of the classic British comedy films of that era. What is her name?||'Carry On' Ladies
Liz Fraser. 'Carry On Regardless' in 1961 was her first 'Carry On'. She went on to appear in 'Cruising' in 1962, and the following year she appeared in 'Cabby'. Her last 'Carry On' was in 1975. She also played the part of Private Pike's mother when 'Dad's Army' took to the big screen.
|She was the eponymous heroine of 'Carry On Cleo'. Like Barbara Windsor she also found fame in a long running soap. Who is she?||'Carry On' Ladies
Amanda Barrie. At the start of her career Amanda Barrie was a dancer alongside Barbara Windsor. It's odd how their careers have reflected each others. Both started out as dancers. Both appeared in 'Carry On's', and both became main characters in two of the most famous British soaps. Amanda Barrie played Alma who married and divorced Mike Baldwin in 'Coronation Street'.
|This actress has possibly the most recognisable voices ever. She appeared in two 'Carry On' films. What is her name? ||'Carry On' Ladies
Fenella Fielding. She appeared as Penny Panting in 'Carry On Regardless' 1961. Then in 1966 in 'Carry On Screaming'.
|This 'Carry On' lady appeared in the first two films of the series. She went on to become a Bond girl and came to a glittering end in 'Goldfinger'. Who is she?||'Carry On' Ladies
Shirley Eaton. Shirley Eaton starred in the first two films in the series 'Carry On Sergeant', and 'Constable'. Her last was 'Carry On Teacher'.
|Ironically when she was a child this lady was given elocution lessons to get rid of her cockney accent. Now however, she is one of the main characters in in a long running soap based in London's east end. Who is she?||'Carry On' Ladies
Barbara Windsor . Although Barbara Windsor is closely identified with 'Carry On' films she didn't appear in her first until 1964. She made her debut when she was cast as Daphne Honeybutt in 'Carry On Spying'. Her last appearance was as Harriet/Harry in 'Carry On Dick' filmed in 1974.
|This 'Carry On' lady was also a Bond girl. She appeared with Sean Connery in 'Never Say Never Again' and Roger Moore in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. To some however she'll always be associated with a certain after-shave. Can you name her?||'Carry On' Ladies
Valerie Leon. Valerie Leon appeared in six 'Carry On' films, though in some her appearance is only fleeting. In 'Carry On Girls' however she was given a more a more central role.
|Born the only child of non show business parents. She became the longest serving member of the 'Carry On' team. Her autobiography, titled 'High Spirits', was published in 2000. She passed away the following year. What was her name?||'Carry On' Ladies
Joan Sims . Joan Sims was one of the longest running members of the 'Carry On' team. She appeared in twenty four of the films. Her first 'Carry On' role was Stella Dawson in 'Carry On Nurse', which was released in 1958.
|Born in 1934 she won a scholarship, when she was fifteen, to the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama. While there she gained the highest marks in England. She appeared alongside that 'Carry On' regular Sid James in the long running TV sitcom 'Bless This House'. Can you name her? ||'Carry On' Ladies
Patsy Rowlands. Patsy appeared in her first 'Carry On' film as Miss Fosdick in 'Carry On Again Doctor', which was released in 1969. Her last was 'Carry On Behind' in 1975. She appeared in nine films during her 'Carry On' career.