Carry On Jack
Carry On Jack – 1963 | 91mins | Comedy | Colour
Originally titled Carry On Up The Armada, censors caused a title change to Carry On Sailor, before the producers eventually settled on Carry On Jack in order to avoid any confusion with the contemporary style of Carry On Cruising. As the first historical parody from the Carry On series and the official debut of Talbot Rothwell, Jack takes its influence from the Captain Hornblower stories of C.S. Forester.
The films premise is a fresh-faced newly commissioned Midshipman, Albert Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins), taking his position onboard HMS Venus. Due to a dubious meeting with the glamorous temptress-cum-heroine (Juliet Mills) and a disbelieving second-in-command (Donald Houston), our hapless hero finds himself stuck with the lowly ranks on the perilous galleon. The ships skipper is the gloriously sea-sick charlatan Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams) who guides them through a rather unfamiliar scenario of bloody deaths, blown-up ships and murderous pirates. A mutinous crew puts Poop-Decker, his Captain, his sweetheart and his best friend overboard.
Reviewę Robert Ross: Carry On Companion.
Gerald Thomas: Director
Jack Shampan: Art Direction
Alan Hume: Cinematography
Joan Ellacott: Costume Department
Archie Ludski: Editing
Olga Angelinetta: Make-Up Department
Jim Hydes: Make-Up Department
Geoffrey Rodway: Make-Up Department
Eric Rogers: Original Music
Peter Rogers: Producer
Talbot Rothwell: Script
Bill Daniels: Sound
Christopher Lancaster: Sound