Carry On

or
The African Queen
or
Stop Beating About the Bush
or
Show Me Your Waterhold and I'll Show You Mine
 

"One, Two, Three, Four, Five....Sex"

"Oh, I don't think we will ever get to seven"

Carry On Jungle

"The Carry On team - in Starkest Africa"

 

Running Time - 89m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - 210,000 UK Release - March 1970
Shot - 113 October 1969 - 21 November 1969
Foreign Titles
Denmark - Carry On Tarzan Germany - Queen of the Amazons
Hungary - Carry On Through the Jungle Poland - Full Speed Ahead Safari
South America - Watch Out for the Jungle Sweden - Adventures in Africa

 

The Stars
Frankie Howerd
Sidney James
Joan Sims
Kenneth Connor
Charles Hawtrey
Terry Scott
Bernard Bresslaw
Jacki Piper
Valerie Leon
Edwina Carroll
Valeria Moore
Nina Baden-Semper
Rueben Martin
Professor Tinkle
Bill Boosey
Lady Evelyn Bagley
Claude Chumley
Tonka
Jungle Boy
Upsy Daisy
June
Leda
Nerda
Lubi Lieutenant
Nosha
Gorilla
The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Ernest Stewerd BSc
Alfred Roome

 

Synopsis

This film was an immediate non-starter due to the fact that the exotic locations required were never going to happen due to the notorious tight purse strings on the Carry On films.  What we end up with instead are obvious studio sets with stock footage of various wild animals. 

Terry Scott takes the lead as Jungle Boy in a role that was written with Jim Dale in mind and it doesn’t seem to work as it should.  Bernard Bresslaw pulls off a native with his usual aplomb.  Frankie Howerd makes his reappearance in the Carry Ons playing Frankie Howerd as always, but saying that he does have some of the classic comedy moments.  Joan Sims moving out of her dolly bird period in the Carry Ons into the more mature role of Lady Evelyn Bagley comes across well with scenes such as the mistaken advances she thinks she is getting under the dinner table.

he explorers of this film all have their own reasons for the journey, Dr Tinkle is after a rare bird, Lady Bagley is looking for her family and Bill Boosey is just along for the ride.  In the course of the journey Lady Bagley comes across her long lost husband, who is King of the all-female Nosha tribe when they are captured by them.   As there are no men around, the males of the expedition are put to good use!!

 


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