Tag: Hattie Jacques

Chance of a Lifetime | 1950 | Basil Radford, Niall MacGinnis,

Bernard Miles’s blue-collar satire shows what happens when the workers at a plough factory, protesting at their low wages and appalling conditions, are given the opportunity to run the place themselves. Which all sounds like a dream come true...

Carry On Loving | 1970 | Sid James, Kenneth Williams

With a title like that, you might expect a full-blooded assault on free love or suburban swinging. It comes a mild disappointment to realise that the Carry On series entered the 70s with a film about a dating agency. The idea behind the plot was to...

Carry On Matron | 1972 | Sid James, Kenneth Williams

Reasonably amusing fourth and final medical outing from the Carry On team, with Sid James still on cackling fine form. The real rot set in shortly afterwards There is definitely something about British films and hospitals. Add the Doctor series to...

Carry On Abroad | 1972 | Sid James, Kenneth Williams

As the tagline said, it’s about "The holiday of a laugh-time". Sid James and a group of British holiday-makers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels, to be met by rep Kenneth Williams From the moment the key characters are...

Carry on Doctor | 1967 | Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams,

Here – in the second of four hospital-set films (Nurse, Matron, Again Doctor) – the team are joined by Frankie Howerd as Francis Bigger, who fears his death is imminent. The ostensible hero is Dr Kilmore (Jim Dale), sacked for dalliance...

School for Scoundrels | 1960 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

It is fitting than the final great British 1950s comedy actually came out in 1960. Perpetual innocent Ian Carmichael and the eternally caddish Terry-Thomas had worked together many times before, but they were never better than in this film. Henry...

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