Thursday, 22 October 2015

Guest Blog: Carry On Films, Best to Worst

I am delighted to post another fantastic guest blog on Carry On Blogging. This time, fellow blogger Suzanne Camfield has written a great blog on her favourite Carry Ons and those that, in her opinion, fail to make the grade. As with all "best of" lists this is all down to personal choice and it's likely to spark some debate! A big thank you to Suzanne for sharing her blog with me and allow me to cross-post! Hope you enjoy!
I have recently discovered that over the years, I have watched every single Carry On film. From watching my first as a child, I have now seen all 31, although not in order.
These low-budget British comedy films, all produced by Peter Rogers and directed by Gerald Thomas, had a regular cast and were a staple of British cinema for twenty years, from 1958 to 1978. The final film in the series, Carry on Columbus, was made in 1992.
This has led me to compile a list containing all 31 Carry On films, in my personal order of best to worst:
  1. Carry On Screaming! (1966)
  2. Carry On Camping (1969)
  3. Carry On Cleo (1964)
  4. Carry On Regardless (1961)
  5. Carry On Spying (1964)
  6. Carry On Doctor (1967)
  7. Carry On Cruising (1962)
  8. Carry On Cabby (1963)
  9. Carry On… Follow that Camel (1967)
  10. Carry On Henry (1971)
  11. Carry On… Up the Khyber (1968)
  12. Carry On Sergeant (1958)
  13. Carry On Nurse (1959)
  14. Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)
  15. Carry On Abroad (1972)
  16. Carry On Again Doctor (1969)
  17. Carry On Cowboy (1965)
  18. Carry On Jack (1963)
  19. Carry On… Don’t Lose Your Head (1966)
  20. Carry On Constable (1960)
  21. Carry On Teacher (1959)
  22. Carry On Loving (1970)
  23. Carry On Dick (1974)
  24. Carry On Behind (1975)
  25. Carry On Matron (1972)
  26. Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)
  27. Carry On Girls (1973)
  28. That’s Carry On! (1977)
  29. Carry On England (1976)
  30. Carry On Columbus (1992)
  31. Carry On Emmannuelle (1978)
Perhaps anyone who knows the Carry On film series will not be overly surprised by this list. The general public favourites are mostly at the top of this list, and the films regarded with less satisfaction are mostly at the bottom of this list.
  • Numbers 1 to 4 (ScreamingCampingCleo & Regardless) are my absolute favourites.
  • Numbers 5 to 15 are very good.
  • Numbers 16 to 22 are good.
  • Numbers 23 to 28 are okay.
  • Numbers 29 to 31 are poor.
The famous scene from Carry on Camping:
I would be very interested to hear other opinions of the Carry On films, so please let me know what you think of this list and the films in the comments below!
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  1. Thank you for re-blogging this - I am looking forward to hearing responses in regards to my list order :)