- He provides the voice for Joan Sims' dirty mouthed
mynah bird in Behind
- Thomas was proud of the fact that, of the 31 films he
directed, Cowboy was the only one he went behind schedule on, by one day.
This was due to heavy rain in the initial stages of location filming which
cost the loss of the first day.
- Before production started on Emmannuelle, Peter Rogers
and Gerald Thomas took a visit to the cinema to watch a Confession of a
... film, which prompted them to inject more risqué qualities in to the
- Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas were desperate to have
Kenneth Williams in Girls, but he kept refusing due to work commitments with
a play called My Fat Friend. They kept reducing the size of the
role but he still wouldn't budge, so they gave it to Jimmy Logan in the end.
He should have done the film, as the play was a flop.
- Whilst filming the famous eating scene at the end of Up
The Khyber, the actors were doing their best not to actually eat any of the
food as all the debris was falling in it. Eventually they had to eat
something, as they had pushed the food around the plate long enough.
The silence was eventually broken by Sid James shouting
"Bastards!". Gerald Thomas had stopped rolling the camera a long
time ago, and had left them to it.
- Gerald Thomas must have realised what a success the Carry Ons were to be,
as he negotiated a 'profits' deal on each film, and by the 6-7 film was on
equal money as Peter Rogers.
- Kenneth Williams whilst filming Nurse, kept falling
asleep due to the combination of warm studio lights and acting on a bed.
When Gerald Thomas would wake him up, Kenny would swear blind that he wasn't
asleep. So the next time it happened, Thomas put a sign around his
neck, and took a photograph. When Kenny tried to wriggle his way out
of it again with protestations of not being asleep Gerald showed him the
photograph - apparently Kenny's language became very colourful.
- Whilst filming the scene at a wine tasting party in
Regardless, Gerald Thomas switched the non alcoholic drink in Joan Sims'
glass for real Gin, look at her face for the first mouthful.
- Gerald Thomas provided the monster gibberish and talk
for Oddbod in Screaming, and his daughter Samantha had to have him 'do it'
for her to go to sleep at night for a while after the film came out.
- The film editor Jack Gardner and Gerald Thomas spent 6
weeks watching the old Carry Ons for the material that they wanted to use in
That's Carry On. A dream come true, and to be paid to do it.