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Robbie Parry
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The CARRY ON... franchise ran from 1958 to 1992 (although no films were made in the 80s). For those unfamiliar with the franchise, it utilized various actors in all sorts of scenarios (hospitals, Wild West, the army, etc.). It was rather reliant on saucy humour, too. I always wondered how it translated overseas.

So, for those familiar with the franchise, what is your favourite film. Please pick ONLY one (no ties, honourable mentions, etc.).

It's tough to choose, but has to be CARRY ON UP THE JUNGLE (1970) for me. It parodies the Tarzan films. It's a lot of fun - and is the CARRY ON... film I have watched the most.

Incidentally, rumours persist of this franchise being resurrected (which would be as wise as resurrecting Dracula, if you ask me). They're very much products of their era - and I'm not sure the format would work today.
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...NURSE (1959)

Funny, sometimes clever, and perhaps the last to cling to a small degree of sophistication.

Plus, Shirley Eaton!

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CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE (1971).
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Robbie Parry
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I'm guessing that if a lot of folk participate in this topic, we'll see a lot of different answers.
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...NURSE (1959)

Funny, sometimes clever, and perhaps the last to cling to a small degree of sophistication.

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You're not wrong - those early films were actually well plotted and worked whether you considered them as part of the franchise or not. For that reason, I'd be inclined to go for SERGEANT but it has been a long time since I've seen any of them - and I have seen them all  - including the dreadful ENGLAND and COLUMBUS - except EMMANUEL which I can never recall being shown on the TV.

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By the way, I did read a book once where CARRY ON... was referred to as the world's longest-running film franchise.

I'm not sure you can designate it as that given it's not had an uninterrupted run.

Excluding a six-year gap (1989-1995), the JAMES BOND franchise has ran and ran since 1962. From the late 70s until 1992, there weren't any CARRY ON... films released. So it didn't have an uninterrupted run. Just a thought. 
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...SREAMING - absolutely superb lines and delivery. The toilet fixing/debate scene in CONVENIENCE should be used in all political lessons in schools and colleges.

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Rewatched ...NURSE for the umpteenth time last night. Even managed to pick up a few extra lines of dialog!

Fun film.

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Robbie: "I did read a book once where CARRY ON... was referred to as the world's longest-running film franchise."

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Well, CARRY ON are 31 films, so maybe that's what they meant. And it depends on when the book was written. In 1979 (just after EMMANUELLE), it had run longer than Bond.

I guess Tarzan, Dracula and Sherlock Holmes don't count because they're not made by the same people or company.


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I'm not really a fan of the Carry On films, but I did very much like Carry on Screaming as a young child. So that's my choice. 
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Petter Myhr Ness
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I don't think I've ever seen one!
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The early ones seemed to be portraying a cross-section of British society; I kept feeling I was missing points of reference. ...CLEO was the first one with broad enough humor for me to enjoy all the way through.
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Screaming,At Your Convenience,Girls,Cabbie,Camping and
Abroad are all favourites of mine.I like to watch them
as they are a snapshot of 60`s/70`s UK,the cars,the
houses etc!
It is a type of humour that we Brits excelled at(See
also Benny Hill) that is out of fashion nowadays and i
think the world is a sadder place for it.
Yes,they may be sexist and full of single entendre,but
the male chauvanists always got their comeuppance!
Please...no remakes or reboots,without the original
cast there is no point,plus in these Politically
Correct times how could it work?

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