Carry On England Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It’s 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested in each other than the enemy planes above. Captain Melly plans to put a stop to all this, and becomes the target of a campaign to abandon his separatist ideals…
The last great Carry On Film!
Carry On England I cannot understand why people hate this movie. At least there were a few positive reviews. This film takes place during the war in 1940. The four leads are wonderful. Kenneth Connor plays the Commanding Officer and Windsor Davies plays the very funny Sergeant Major. The two main recruits are played by Judy Geeson as Willing and Patrick Able as Able. They are also wonderful. I have seen Judy Geeson in Brannigan and Space:1999. I loved her in both. Patrick Mower also has a memorable part in a Space:1999 episode.
This film basically has the C.O. coming to whip the recruits into shape. He is helped by the Sergeant Major. They play off each other well. The recruits work together to keep things the way they are and not let them have the upper hand. There is one topless scene where the women stand at attention and are inspected by the C.O. That scene was not needed. The Sergeant Major is funny in the film because he is always yelling in a funny way.
I give this film an 8 out 10 because it’s funny and the leads are so likable. Do yourself a favor and check this out and don’t listen to all the negative reviews. I have seen the two films made after this, and this film is much better than both. This was a sort of send up of Dad’s Army which had a huge degree of popularity as a long running T.V series.