That's Carry On!
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That's Carry On! is a compilation of the highlights of the Carry On films and is the 29th entry in the series. The film features series regulars Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor who co-present. It was Windsor's 10th and final appearance in the series. The idea for the film was inspired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's popular That's Entertainment! series of documentaries. It was released in 1977 as a supporting feature to the Richard Harris film, Golden Rendezvous. The film was followed by "Carry On Emmannuelle" in 1978.
|That's Carry On!|
|Directed by||Gerald Thomas|
|Produced by||Peter Rogers|
|Written by||Tony Church|
|Music by||Eric Rogers|
|Edited by||Jack Gardner|
|Distributed by||The Rank Organisation|
Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor are imprisoned in a Pinewood Studios projection room and trawl through film can after film can of the Carry On series. Kenneth is delighted with the slap-up food hamper and champagne, while Barbara loads the vintage clips. As the films remorselessly play out, Kenneth feels the need to relieve himself but Barbara is determined to plough through every film. Finally, scenes of speedy roadside urinating from Carry On at Your Convenience prove too much for Kenneth to bear but he holds back the flow to enjoy his finest role as the Khasi in Carry On... Up the Khyber. While Kenneth pontificates about the glories of the Empire, Barbara leaves the projection room and locks her co-star in. Unable to hold out any longer, Kenneth goes against the projection room door.
Cast and crewEdit
- Kenneth Williams as Himself
- Barbara Windsor as Herself
- Screenplay - Tony Church
- Archive Material - Talbot Rothwell, Norman Hudis, Sid Colin & Dave Freeman
- Music - Eric Rogers
- Director of Photography - Tony Imi
- Editor - Jack Gardner
- Production Manager - Roy Goddard
- Dubbing Editor - Christopher Lancaster
- Sound Recordists - Danny Daniel & Ken Barker
- Titles - GSE Ltd
- Producer - Peter Rogers
- Director - Gerald Thomas
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