What a Package
It's All In
Carry On Abroad or
Swiss Hols in the Snow
"The holiday of a laughtime"
"Don't you understand? I don't want just a quick roll in the hay. I need something that's going to last"
"Who says it's not going to last? We don't go home until tomorrow afternoon"
Running Time - 88m Colour Certificate - A Budget - £225,000 UK Release - December 1972 Shot - 17 April 1972 - 26 May 1972
Foreign Titles Belgium - Looking for the Sun Abroad Denmark - What a Holiday Germany - A Completely Mad Holiday Portugal - The Shopping Spree
The Crew Producer
Ernest Steward BSc
A coach load of tourists are travelling to the Spanish resort of Elsbels under the care of Stuart Farquhar (Kenneth Williams) but on arrival they find the resort is far from finished. Landlord Vic Flange (Sid James) had planned to go away with his favourite customer Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) but when his wife Cora (Joan Sims) finds out, she decides to go along herself, so Vic and Sadie have to keep their meetings private, including one in their adjoining bathroom when more than just Barbaras acting skills are showcased in the shower.
None of the regulars steal the show at all. Talbot Rothwells scripts are becoming very thin of comic genius that has been prevalent before. Charles Hawtrey seems to be running on auto-pilot through most of the film, which can probably be explained by the drinking problems he had. This was in fact, the last Carry On he made as Peter Rogers, the producer, found he was becoming too unreliable to work with. Barbara Windsor puts in her usual solid performance but even she cant recover the material. The normally brilliant Kenneth Williams is sadly serviced poorly by the script. Sid plays the usual Sid character, after all the girls - although at the end he seems to come to terms with his married to Cora life (Joan Sims) and becomes the family man again - perhaps a mid life crisis!
Bernard Bresslaw plays against type portraying a monastic brother, although he is tempted by Lily and Marge (Sally Geeson and Carol Hawkins).