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The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1963 - 1967

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Bluebottle

Ah yes, Rogers gave a pre-emptive response to try to avoid being sued for copyright infringement, which either inexplicably worked or the estate chose not to pursue potential legal action for their own reasons (hard to know which side would have won). In many ways he was responding to his own actions for having blatantly spoofed 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' in the first place.

It was highly unusual for the Carry Ons to feature someone who wasn't British and actually from the country the film was set in. No-one from Egypt or Italy featured in 'Carry On Cleo', 'Carry On Cowboy' was devoid of Americans, no-one from Morocco was in 'Carry On Follow That Camel', again no-one from Afghanistan/Pakistan was in 'Carry On Up the Khyber', the French character Emmannuelle was played by an Englishwoman in 'Carry On Emmannuelle', In fact, the only member of the cast not from the UK but from 'Abroad' in 'Carry On Abroad' was Sid James. I can't think of another case in which a female character from a foreign country in a 'Carry On' film is played by an actress actually from that country (even 'Carry On Behind''s Russian archaeologist is played by a German actress).

smiley - applauseWell done on spotting my typo – 'Bedpanorama'

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SashaQ - happysad

Aha! Thank you smiley - ok

The Entry is ready for you to check smiley - ok


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Post 23

Bluebottle

Page Turner:
The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1965 – 1967: A87938905
The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1968 – 1970: A87938040
The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1971 – 1973: A87936097
The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 – 1992: A87934567

Looks good to me, press the button!smiley - ok

Just two to go.smiley - puff

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Thank you smiley - ok

Getting closer to the finishing line, indeed smiley - puff


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SashaQ - happysad

I've subbed A87940461 1962 - 1964 and it is ready for you to subscribe and check smiley - ok


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Bluebottle

It looks good to me, press the button!

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok


The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1958 - 1961

Post 28

SashaQ - happysad

I've subbed 1958 - 1960. The new version is A87941000 - please subscribe!

Nearly there smiley - puff I just had two more questions:

"He bribed the Pinewood Studio's Works Committee to agree" - what did they agree to?

Carry On Flying was proposed and cancelled in 1960/61 but the script was written in 1962?

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Post 29

Bluebottle

Thanks for volunteering once more – I'll happily answer your first questions.

"He bribed the Pinewood Studio's Works Committee to agree" - what did they agree to?
At the time The Works Committee normally insisted on a minimum number of crewmembers to work on a film. I'm making the figures up, but the principal is real – so let's say each film had to employ 2 gaffers, 8 grips, 12 best boys, 5 dollys, 6 lightning technicians etc. With 'Carry On Sergeant' a low budget film they wanted to employ only the smallest possible number of crew required to actually make the film. Rogers got the Works Committee for Pinewood Studios to agree not to insist on a full crew by promising to throw a party for everyone.


Carry On Flying was proposed and cancelled in 1960/61 but the script was written in 1962?

We could change that paragraph to:
'Other proposals were firstly Carry on Smoking in 1960, which was about raw recruits joining the fire brigade. This was followed in more detail with Carry On Flying, about raw recruits joining the RAF, based on Norman Hudis' wartime experience. The latter made it to the script stage, which was written in 1962. After going through phases of being enthusiastic for the project followed by nervousness, eventually Rogers cancelled both, afraid there would be a plane crash or fire tragedy that would lead to the films being withdrawn.

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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - ok Let me know if you're ready for it to go to the next stage smiley - ok


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Post 31

Bluebottle

Maybe make two minor tweaks to clarify things, and then press the button?

Recognising that Gerald Thomas had the visual flair required for a director, Rogers approached him and he agreed.

Change to 'Needing a director and recognising that Gerald Thomas had the visual flair required, Rogers approached Thomas who agreed to work with him.'
' She had a small cameo as Sister' perhaps change to Jacques had a small cameo…

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Post 32

SashaQ - happysad

Sorry about that sentence... I've put it back to more like how it was - how does that look?


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Post 33

Bluebottle

Yep, much better smiley - cheers Press the button!

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smiley - cheers


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