Carry On
 

"Frying tonight"
Carry On Screaming

 

Running Time - 97m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - £197,000 UK Release - August 1966
Shot - 10 January 1966 - 25 February 1966
Foreign Titles
Greece - Frankenstein Jnr Germany - Alarm in a Creepy Castle
South America - With Pointed Teeth Turkey - Between the Crazy Monsters

 

The Stars
Harry H Corbett
Kenneth Williams
Jim Dale
Charles Hawtrey
Fenella Fielding
Joan Sims
Angela Douglas
Bernard Bresslaw
Peter Butterworth
John Pertwee
Tom Clegg
Billy Cornelius
Frank Thornton
Michael Ward
Norman Mitchell
Frank Forsyth
Anthony Sagar
Mariannce Stone
Detective Sgt. Bung
Dr Watt
Albert
Dan Dann
Valeria
Emily Bung
Doris Mann
Sockett
Constable Slobotham
Dr Fettle
Oddbod
Oddbod JR
Mr Jones
Vivian
Cabby
Desk Sergeant
Policeman
Mrs Parker
The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Alan Hume BSc
Rod Keys

 

Synopsis

Frying tonightWhen there are sudden disappearance of woman, the sharp wit and cunning of Sergeant Bung and Constable Slobotham are into practice.  Well perhaps not.

Based very much on the Hammer House type of films, with all the creaking doors, mummies (or Oddbods), and Jekyll and Hyde transformations.   The only thing that may be different is the two investigators being completely incompetent.  Harry H Corbett in his only Carry On roles plays a Sherlock Holmes copy with immense comic timing and wit.  His side kick Slowbotham, played brilliantly (as usual) by Peter Butterworth.Oh hello

Kenneth Williams and Fenella Fielding camping it up in a marvellous double act, as the villains of the piece. Jim Dale is, as always, in great form as the fiancée of Doris Mann (Angela Douglas), who tries to help the bumbling policemen solve the crime, only to be drawn into it even more.

Bernard Bresslaw as the butler, Sockett, plays only a small part, but due to his height, menaces well.

There are some classic lines thrown at us by Talbot Rothwell, like when it is suggested driving a steak through Slowbotham's heart, Dr Watt (Williams) states that, "He doesn't feel like driving tonight.".  Musical jokes are often found in the Carry Ons, and Screaming no exception.  when  the clip-clop notes from Steptoe and Son follow Harry H Corbett's horse down the street, or the Z Cars theme sounding out to the Police car.  Classic.

The title Carry On Screaming is credited as being sung by Anon, but it was really Ray Pilgrim, for years this was thought to be Jim Dale

 


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