Carry On
 

"They got away with 40 cows"

"Bullocks!"

"I know what I'm talking about!"

Carry On Cowboy

"How the West was lost"

 

Running Time - 95m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - 195,000 UK Release - November 1965
Shot - 12 July 1965 - 3 September 1965
Foreign Titles
Germany - The Bold Cowboy Greece - The 2 Lightening Grand Canyon
South America - The West is a Plaque Norway - From Joke to Revolver

 

The Stars
Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Joan Sims
Jim Dale
Percy Herbert
Angela Douglas
Bernard Bresslaw
Charles Hawtrey
Peter Butterworth
John Pertwee
Edina Ronay
Sydney Bromley
Peter Gilmore
Davey Kaye
Tom Clegg
Margaret Nolan
The Rumpo Kid
Judge Burke
Belle
Marshall P Knutt
Charlie
Annie Oakley
Little Heap
Big Heap
Doc
Charlie
Dolores
Sam
Curly
Josh
Blacksmith
Miss Jones
The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Alan Hume BSc
Rod Keys

 

Synopsis

This was the Carry On’s tribute to the Wild West with the Rumpo Kid (Sid James) terrorising  Stodge City. 

When the townsmen, led by Judge Burke (Kenneth Williams) call for help, Marshall P Knutt (Jim Dale) is sent out to help clean up.  But instead of being a lawman he is a sanitation engineer with Marshall as his Christian name not his job title.  When the stagecoach, on which he is arriving, is attacked by Indians, everyone thinks he has saved them but the real work was done by Annie Oakley (Angela Douglas) who is coming to town to seek revenge for the death of the previous Sheriff (Jon Pertwee).

The local saloon owner is Belle (Joan Sims), but as she says, ‘my intimate friends call me Ding Dong!’   When she comments on the size of the Rumpo Kid’s weapon he replies ‘I’m from Texas, we’ve all got big ones down there!’  The Indians are also well played with the little chief called Big Heap (Charles Hawtrey) and his large son Little Heap (Bernard Bresslaw).  Marshall P Knutt tries to learn to shoot with the aid of Annie Oakley but finds a use for the sewers he knows best in helping him fight the Rumpo Kid in the final showdown.

A change of tempo for the Carry Ons, with a serious undertone to the comedy. Sid James plays a cracking part and keeps a good attempt at an American accent, something he hasn't done since.  It is fast paced and certainly is the most violent of all the films, hold the record for the most deaths.  Near the top of my list.

 


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