Thursday, May 21, 2009

Carry On Jack-1963 Trailer

I've been watching a number of CARRY ON films here at the Library in recent months. This one is not one of them. I do, however, own a copy of the pirate comedy CARRY ON JACK and, as I recall, I enjoyed it very much. It's an atypical film in the long-running nudge-nudge, wink-wink UK series in that it not only has more of a story line than normal but it also features different stars! Oh, series regulars including Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey (famously name-checked by no less than John Lennon on the Beatles' LET IT BE album)are present but the real stars here are Juliet Mills and Bernard Cribbins. Juliet, of course, is the lovely sister of Hayley, daughter of Sir John and herself the later star of NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR, the soap PASSIONS, Mario Bava'a BEYOND THE DOOR and Billy Wilder's AVANTI! from which we previously ran nude shots. Mr. Cribbins was a reliable lead in low budget British comedies of the 1950's, a welcome second lead in bigger budgeted films of the '60's and an early DR. WHO companion when he appeared as such in the second Peter Cushing DR. WHO film. He now comes full circle by appearing as David Tennant's companion (returning as Donna Noble's grandfather)in his upcoming final appearances as the Doctor.

1 comment:

BHC said...

I used to love this show when I was a kid; what's not to like, dinosaurs and astronauts and cavemen? The show lost some luster when halfway through the series they brought the cavemen to present day. No dinosaurs, just streetcars and cops.