or
What a Package
or
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"


 

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DVD UK
German Poster
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Italian Poster
Italian Poster

 

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 Stars


Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Charles Hawtrey

Joan Sims
Bernard Bresslaw
Barbara Windsor
Kenneth Connor
June Whitfield
Hattie Jacques
Peter Butterworth
Jimmy Logan
Sally Geeson
Carol Hawkins
Ray Brooks
Derek Francis
John Clive
Jack Douglas
Patsy Rowlands
David Kernan
Gail Grainger
Amelia Bayntun
Bill Maynard

                                                                  
Vic Flange
Stuart Farquhar
Eustace Tuttle
Cora Flange
Brother Bernard
Sadie Tompkins
Stanley Blunt
Evelyn Blunt
Floella
Pepe
Bert Conway
Lily
Marge
Georgio
Brother Martin
Robin
Harry
Miss Dobbs
Nicholas
Moira
Eustace's Mother
Fiddler
                                                                  



The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
                                                            
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Ernest Steward BSc
Alfred Roome
                                                            

 

Synopsis

Watch-outA 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 Barbara’s acting skills are showcased in the shower.

None of the regulars steal the show at all.  Talbot Rothwell’s 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 can’t 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).

 

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