Carry on Jack details
|Starring:||Bernard Cribbins, Kenneth Williams, Donald Houston, Juliet Mills, Charles Hawtrey, Cecil Parker, Juliet Mills|
|Genre:||Comedy - British|
Carry on Jack
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jan 2007|
Most helpful review
One of the original ...By Roberta#1 from TWICKENHAM , 29 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]One of the original Carry Ons, without most of the well-known cast. Bernard Cribbins carries the film, ably helped by Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Juliet Mills. Charles Hawtrey has what later became Bernard Bresslaw's signature line: "I only asked". A wonderful film, absolutely timeless.
A Fun Early Carry-onBy BlackPhi (10 reviews) from Reading , 14 Nov 2012A fun early Carry-on, from before they became quite so formulaic. Bernard Cribbens, Kenneth Williams and the lovely Juliet Mills all perform well in a classic of light entertainment.
not enoughBy magladena (1 review) from Coventry , 01 Jan 2012Not comparable to the rest 'Carry on' series. Just a few gags, poor dialogues and where is the rest of the usual cast ?!
Carry On JackBy Miriam from Ealing, London , 14 May 2009A disappointing film. The 'historical background' did not suit the comedy
associated with Carry On films. The pace of the film was also too slow.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008'Carry On Jack' is the 8th film in the series, and sadly one of the weakest. It's not so much the fairly small number of familiar faces that's the problem (Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtry are the only regular stars, with a cameo from Jim Dale), it's the script, which is crucially lacking in good - or even corny - jokes. The film starts well enough on shore with Bernard Cribbins and Jim Dale at Dirty Dick's Inn, but once the film puts to sea it's a tragically unfunny runaround through standard farce material, and the plot concerning to to-ing and fro-ing of various ships ultimately becomes tiresome. Kenneth Williams does his best to save the day with some last minute silly voices as he gets his leg amputated in the films funniest scene, but it's too little too late.
One only for the completeist who is working their way through the entire series.
Carry on Jack.By Cornetto (959 reviews) from Lancaster , 18 Apr 2007Slapstick comedy with the emphasis on fast physical action, farcical situation and jokes that do not necessarily dependant language. Sid James, Kenneth Conner, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacquies and Barbara Windsor were all absent from this film and I missed them.