Carry On Cruising Captain Crowther’s lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn’t much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the seven seas, but the passengers turn out to be a rather strange bunch too. The SS Happy Wanderer will never be the same.
One of my favourites in the series.
a superior ‘Carry On …’
Before the ‘Carry On’ series had busty Barbara Windsor and more than a subtle touch of the bawdy about it, this funny example took to sea with some of the regulars (the crumpled Sid James, the priceless Kenneth Williams, and boggle-eyed Kenneth Connor). With the wonderful Esma Cannon getting tiddled in the bar, and Lance Percival as a disgustingly inventive cook, it couldn’t miss.
The best bits by a long way include Connor’s clumsy courtship of Liz Fraser; alongside Williams’ stilted and self-righteous officer, all nostrils and hardly-hidden indignation. Very funny, as most of the ‘Carry Ons’ were.