7.25pm - 7th December 1975

"They don't call him elephant dick for nothing"

"Well they do actually"


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24 min        Colour

 

The Stars
Barbara Windsor
Kenneth Connor
Jack Douglas
Bernard Bresslaw

Peter Butterworth
Oscar James
Reuben Martin
Wayne Browne
Norman Chappell
John Carlin
Michael Nightingale

                                                                  
Lady Mary Airey-Fairey
Stanley
Elephant Dick Darcy
Dr Pavingstone
Lord Gropefinger
Witchdoctor
Mabel the Gorilla
Native
Man On Park Bench
Old Man At Club
Neighbouring Man At Club

                                                                  
The Crew
Screenplay
Producer
Director

                                                            
Lew Schwarz
Gerald Thomas
Alan Tarrant

                                                            

 

Synopsis

This is one of the better of the Carry On Laughing episodes and it takes the team back to the world of ‘Up The Jungle’ crossed with a Boy’s Own type of adventure. It’s all very entertaining with an excellent Carry On cast led by Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor and Jack Douglas.

Barbara plays her role with her usual lusty sexuality and gets the best gags which she delivers well. Kenneth Connor goes back to his earlier Carry On performances, playing more of the youthful hero type role as he did in many of the Norman Hudis scripts. He performs an excellent magic act accompanied by his own whistling and has another encounter with Mabel the Gorilla as he did in Carry On Up The Jungle. (Funnily enough the gorilla was played by Reuben Martin in this episode as in the film too.)

Jack Douglas plays his ‘Alf’ persona to great effect, bumbling and twitching his way through the Jungle and making the most of the gags around his character name, Elephant Dick. Peter Butterworth and Bernard Bresslaw provided excellent support as always and though it does perhaps lack the central power of Sid James, it works very well as a half hour short.

 

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