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Charles Hawtrey: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Carry On Screaming [1966] Carry On Screaming | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £6.59  |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    One of the funniest Carry Ons ever! Who is stealing virgins and turning them into shop-window mannequins? What is the meaning of the gigantic hairy finger found at the scene of the latest crime? What clues can the mad professor or his deathly pale and impossibly buxom sister provide to the hopeless Detective Bung?

  • Carry On Up The Khyber [1968] Carry On Up The Khyber | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £4.09  |  Saving you £8.90 (68.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Filmed in 1968 and set in British India in 1895, Carry On Up the Khyber is one of the team's most memorable efforts. Sid James plays Sid James as ever, though nominally his role is that of Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond, the unflappable British Governor who must deal with the snakelike, scheming Khasi of Khalabar, played by Kenneth Williams. A crisis occurs when the mystique of the "devils in skirts" of the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment is exploded when one of their number, the sensitive-to-draughts Charles Hawtrey, is discovered by the natives to be wearing underpants. Revolt is in the offing, with Bernard Bresslaw once again playing a seething native warrior. Roy Castle neatly plays the sort of role normally assigned to Jim Dale, as the ineffectual young officer, Peter Butterworth is a splendid compromised evangelist, while Terry Scott puts his comedic all into the role of the gruff Sergeant. Most enduring, however, is the final dinner party sequence in which the British contingent, with the Burpas at the gates of the compound, and plaster falling all about them, demonstrate typical insouciance in the face of imminent peril. The "I'm Backing Britain" Union Jack hoist at the end, however, over-excitedly reveals the streak of reactionary patriotism that lurked beneath the bumbling double-entendres of most Carry On films. --David Stubbs

  • Carry On Christmas Special Carry On Christmas Special | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Unseen for many years these four made-for-TV Christmas Carry On spectaculars feature favourite stories and timely traditions including Treasure Island A Christmas Carol pantomime and much more in the only way the Carry On team know how... pure slapstick comedy and scripts full of trademark innuendo! This is Carry On at its Christmas best! Carry On Christmas 1969: sees Sid James Barbara Windsor et al in a re-working of literary classic 'A Christmas Carol' - obviously thou

  • Carry On Camping [1968] Carry On Camping | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £3.89  |  Saving you £9.10 (70.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    There are three periods to Carry On. Early on, they were typical British light comedy capers, hardly risqué. By the 1970s, the loveable double-entendres had been replaced by an almost nasty sleaziness, culminating in 1977's Carry On Emanuelle. 1969's Carry On Camping, thankfully, belongs to the Golden Years. Pretty much everybody is present and correct, if not politically. Sid James is a likely-ish, if slightly elderly lad, persuading Joan Sims to join him at what he secretly expects to be a nudist colony. Terry Scott is a put-upon suburbian, coerced into outdoor vacations by his ghastly, horsey-laughed wife, while Charles Hawtrey is the campest of campers who befriends them. Kenneth Williams, who alone makes this worth watching, is gloriously ridiculous as head of a girl's school, Chayste Place, with Hattie Jacques as Matron and Barbara Windsor as one of the 30 year old fifth formers in their charge. Technically it's terrible stuff, with Barbara Windsor's flying bra, laboured puns galore, peeping tomfoolery, punchlines visible two miles off, "comedy" incidental music and a reactionary denouement in which they chase off a bunch of hippies. Yet if you don't chuckle at least half a dozen times during this, however many times you've seen it, there's probably something wrong with you. --David Stubbs

  • Carry On Doctor [1967] Carry On Doctor | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £4.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (67.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Bedpan humour rules in Carry On Doctor, the vintage 1968 offering from gang, assisted by guest star Frankie Howerd as bogus faith healer Francis Bigger. Hospitals, of course, always provided the Carry On producers with plenty of material. Today, these comedies induce a twinge of serious nostalgia for the great days of the National Health Service when Matron (Hattie Jacques, naturally) ran the hospital as if it was a house of correction, medical professionals were idolised as if they were all Doctor Kildare and Accident and Emergency Departments were deserted oases of calm. But even if you aren't interested in a history lesson, Talbot Rothwell's script contains some immortal dialogue, particularly when Matron loosens her stays. "You may not realise it but I was once a weak man", says Kenneth Williams' terrified Doctor Tinkle to Hattie Jacques. "Once a week's enough for any man", she purrs back. Other highlights include Joan Sims, excellent as Frankie Howerd's deaf, bespectacled sidekick, Charles Hawtrey suffering from a phantom pregnancy, 1960s singer Anita Harris in a rare film role, and Barbara Windsor at her most irrepressible as nurse Sandra May. --Piers Ford

  • Carry On Follow That Camel [1967] Carry On Follow That Camel | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In Carry On Follow That Camel, Sergeant Bilko himself, Phil Silvers, lends lustre and trademark spectacles to this 1967 desert spectacle following the adventures of a group of foreign legionnaires who find themselves besieged by a bloodthirsty band of Bedouins. Silvers plays Sergeant Nocker, a rogue cast firmly in the Bilko mould, who takes a dislike to new recruit Jim Dale, a young upper class gent forced to join the legion following disgrace at a cricket match. He's accompanied, naturally, by his faithful manservant (Peter Butterworth), with the pair showing a fine disregard for the austere requirements of the Foreign Legion. However, once they reach an agreement with Sergeant Nocker, they can join forces to repel the Bedouins, led, not unpredictably, by Bernard Bresslaw. This is vintage Carry On, in spite of Sid James' absence. Kenneth Williams' performance is subdued by having to deliver the usual puns ("zere are a couple of points I still need to go over", he informs busty Joan Sims) in a mangled French accent but Silvers gets into the right mode of delivering broad comedy with subtle inflections. Peter Butterworth draws the short straw this time and must feature in the obligatory cross-dressing scene, while Charles Hawtrey is a splendidly unconvincing hardened legionnaire. As for Bresslaw, can any other British actor, with the exception of Sir Alec Guinness, have distinguished himself in such a variety of multi-ethnic roles? On the DVD: Sadly, there are no extra features except scene selection. The picture ratio is 4:3. --David Stubbs

  • The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [1942] The Goose Steps Out - 75th Anniversary (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (15/05/2017) from £7.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Comedy legend Will Hay stars as William Potts, a hapless, clumsy schoolteacher, who just happens to be an identical body double for a notorious German Nazi general. When the army is made aware of this uncanny resemblance to the German, who they are currently holding prisoner; they decide to drop the reluctant Mr Potts behind enemy lines. His deadly mission is to find and retrieve information on a secret weapon that the Germans are planning to use. But whilst impersonating the Nazi general, William Potts manages to infiltrate the college of Hitler Youth. He also manages to make a big impression on the students who are being trained as spies and are learning how to fit into British society. Luckily Mr Potts is at hand to give them lots of handy hints in honour of the war effort! Extras: Interview with Graham Rinaldi Go to Blazes Will Hay short BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Film Comedians Will Hay Audio Featurette by Simon Heffer

  • Carry On Nurse [1958] Carry On Nurse | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £8.59  |  Saving you £4.40 (33.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The Carry On which caused a national sensation when a daffodil replaced a thermometer - you know where! The Carry On team have picked up their stethoscopes and bed pans for a strong dose of hospital humour. Hattie Jacques is the infamous matron doing battle with the patients in the second series of the world famous Carry On series.

  • Carry On Matron [1972] Carry On Matron | DVD | (07/07/2003) from £2.98  |  Saving you £8.20 (63.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Hattie Jacques finally got to the play the title role in 1972 when Carry On Matron immortalised the character she had developed during several previous outings, most notably in Carry On Doctor. And she seized it with gusto. This is no one-dimensional performance, but a very human portrait of a woman doing her best to retain her authority in the face of mounting chaos--a raid planned by Sid James to steal the hospital's supply of contraceptive pills. Certainly, she's obsessed with regular bowel movements--this wouldn't be a Carry On film otherwise--but she remains a majestic figure of dignity with a touch of human warmth. Occasionally, too, a real hint of irony peeks through the slapstick and the innuendo. Surely scriptwriter Talbot Rothwell had his tongue lodged firmly in his cheek when he gave Barbara Windsor--then married to Ronnie Knight--the line, "I don't fancy being a gangster's moll!" Terry Scott makes a guest appearance and Sid James is at his most conniving and lecherous. Theatre impresario Bill Kenwright has a cameo role and there's an early appearance from Wendy Richard as a prototype Pauline Fowler. But it's the female stalwarts who shine. Joan Sims and Hattie Jacques were truly comic actresses of the highest order. --Piers Ford

  • Carry On Cleo [1965] Carry On Cleo | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Ninth entry in the Carry On series. Ancient British slaves save Caesar (Kenneth Williams) from assassination in Rome 50 B.C. Meanwhile Mark Antony (Sid James) romances Egyptian Empress Cleopatra (Amanda Barrie). Revolting Britons include Kenneth Connor and Charles Hawtrey while Warren Mitchell plays a partner in the slave-trading firm Markus & Spencius.

  • Carry On Jack [1963] Carry On Jack | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £3.94  |  Saving you £9.05 (69.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Tenth entry in the Carry On series. Able seaman Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) signs up for adventure on the high seas with the wicked Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). Those swabbing the decks include Juliet Mills Charles Hawtrey and Donald Houston. The film was originally to be entitled Up the Armada but the British Board of Film Censors objected to such a rude title.

  • Carry On Screaming [Blu-ray] Carry On Screaming | Blu Ray | (21/10/2013) from £11.59  |  Saving you £11.40 (49.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Who is stealing virgins and turning them into shop-window mannequins? What is the meaning of the gigantic hairy finger found at the scene of the latest crime? What clues can the mad professor (Kenneth Williams) or his deathly pale and impossibly buxom sister (Fenella Fielding) provide to the hopeless Detective Bung? (Harry H. Corbett) Join the Carry On team including Charles Hawtrey Bernard Bresslaw and Joan Sims as they chill your spine in this hair raising spoof of a horror movie. Special Features: Audio Commentary Trailer

  • Carry On Regardless [1961] Carry On Regardless | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    It's non-stop romps as the Carry On team deliver the goods in one of the rudest and funniest of the Carry On films. The cast are all on top form as a bunch of no-hopers who join an agency in the search for a job. The anarchy mounts as they do a series of odd jobs including a chimps tea party trying to stay sober at a wine tasting and demolishing a house.

  • Carry On Teacher [1959] Carry On Teacher | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £4.50  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Prepare for Six of the Best as the Carry On team cause chaos in the school yard. When a well-loved headmaster decides to retire his scheming pupils have other ideas. The cunning boys unleash a campaign of practical jokes armed with gin itching power and bombs! No one is safe from the classroom havoc in this Carry On starring all the regulars including the immortal Kenneth Williams Charles Hawtrey Hattie Jacques Kenneth Connor and Joan Sims.

  • Carry On Spying [1964] Carry On Spying | DVD | (29/01/2007) from £8.59  |  Saving you £4.40 (33.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Carry On favourite Barbara Windsor makes her debut in this outrageous send-up of the James Bond movies. Fearless agent Desmond Simpkins and James Bind aided and abetted by the comely Agent Honeybutt and Agent Crump battle against the evil powers of international bad guys STENCH and their three cronies.

  • Carry On Don't Lose Your Head [1967] Carry On Don't Lose Your Head | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Carry On Don't Lose Your Head parodies the adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel, with crinkly cackling Sid James as master of disguise the Black Fingernail and Jim Dale as his assistant Lord Darcy. He must rescue preposterously effete aristocrat Charles Hawtrey from the clutches of Kenneth Williams' fiendish Citizen Camembert and his sidekick Citizen Bidet (Peter Butterworth). The Black Fingernail is assisted in his efforts to thwart the birth of the burgeoning republic by the almost supernatural stupidity of his opponents, who fail to recognise the frankly undisguisable Sid James even when dressed as a flirty young woman. What with an executioner who is tricked into beheading himself in order to prove the efficacy of his own guillotine, it's all a little too easy. As usual, no groan-worthy pun is left unturned, or unheralded by the soundtrack strains of a long whistle or wah-wah trumpet. This is pretty silly stuff even by Carry On standards, with most of the cast barely required to come out of first gear and an overlong climactic swordfight sequence hardly raising the dramatic stakes. Most of the humour here resides neither in the script nor the characterisation but in the endlessly watchable Williams' whooping, nasal delivery (occasionally lapsing into broad Cockney) and the jowl movements of the always-underrated Butterworth. --David Stubbs

  • The Ghost of St Michaels [DVD] The Ghost of St Michaels | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £9.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Will Hay back in his role as a hapless teacher is hired by a grim school in remotest Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost whose spectral bagpipes signal the death of one of the staff. Hay assisted by Claude Hulbert and Charles Hawtrey has to unravel the mystery before he becomes the next victim.

  • Our House [DVD] Our House | DVD | (16/07/2012) from £8.29  |  Saving you £4.70 (36.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Created by Norman Hudis, who scripted the earliest Carry On films, this popular sitcom reunited him with some of the films' most charismatic and best-loved stars, including Hattie Jacques, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, and Norman Rossington.Enjoying a highly popular run in the early 1960s, Our House centres on the comic interactions between the contrasting characters who share a large house together. They include a librarian who transforms into a foghorn outside the hushed confines of her workplace (Hattie Jacques); an easy-going oddball employed by the local rates office (Charles Hawtrey); a woman with a slightly alarming employment record (Joan Sims); and a law student (Norman Rossington) in thrall to his overbearing father. Deryck Guyler (Please Sir!) and Roy Hudd guest-star.Of the 39 original episodes, only three survive in the archive. Unseen for over fifty years, what remains of Our House are essential viewing for all Carry On aficionados and lovers of vintage British comedy.

  • Please Turn Over [DVD] Please Turn Over | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A titillating British farce partly inspired by Peyton Place Please Turn Over was based on the long-running West End play Book of the Month by Basil Thomas. The orderly suburban life of a 1950s English town is turned on its head when the teenage daughter (Julia Lockwood Heidi) of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light. As the girl's fame escalates her friends and family enter the realm of notoriety which turns out not to be so bad after all. From the Carry-On writer-director team of Norman Hudis and Gerald Thomas Leslie Phillips stands out amongst an estimable British cast including Joan Sims Charles Hawtrey and Lionel Jeffries as the wonderfully named Dr. Henry Manners.

  • Carry On Abroad [1972] Carry On Abroad | DVD | (17/02/2003) from £3.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (69.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    One of the last decent Carry On movies, Carry On Abroad is a 1972 venture into the world of package holidays. After this, the series descended into unfunny coarseness as opposed to camply laboured double entendre, culminating in the dreadful Carry On Emanuelle. Here, publican Sid James and dutiful mother's son turned sex maniac Charles Hawtrey are among a brace of Brits heading for the "paradise island" of Elsbels. Kenneth Williams is the out-of-his-depth tour operator, reverting to the sort of effete types he played in the 1950s, Peter Butterworth a pre-Manuel-style manager of a half-built hotel. A series of disasters ensue, with the entire gang landing up in jail following a fracas in a brothel at one point, but everyone finds romantic and sexual fulfilment in a quaint disco finale. This includes a gay character who is "dissuaded" from his homosexuality in a typical example of the thoroughly reactionary subtext that constitutes the really naughty bit of most Carry On films. Nonetheless, this throwback to an imaginary time when the lewdest innuendo of a dirty old man was greeted by young females with a flirty "Ooh, saucy!" is enjoyable on condition that you enter into its seaside-postcard spirit. June Whitfield is fine as a sexually uptight wife, Kenneth Connor a model of red-faced frustration as her wimpish husband. On the DVD: Sadly, no extra features except scene selection. The picture is a 4:3 ratio full-screen presentation. --David Stubbs

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