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
Harry H Corbett
Detective Sgt. Bung
The Crew Producer
Alan Hume BSc
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.
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.