Monday 27 August 2018

Carry On Advertising - Carry On Constable


This blog is part of a new little series on Carry On Blogging, looking back at the changing face of the Carry On films during their original twenty year run. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the way the films were advertised to the cinema-going public of Great Britain over the years. These days when I do go to the cinema, I try to avoid the trailers as they tend to go on for rather too long, but of course, with Carry On it's a different story!

Thankfully most of the original trailers are now available to peruse on the internet and they provide a unique time capsule of British film history. The changing tastes of mores of the film-going public can easily be traced through these adverts as can the changing face of the British film industry and the social attitudes of the time. It's also fascinating to see how first Anglo Amalgamated and then later on, the Rank Organisation, chose to market and sell these low budget, knockabout comedies. 

So we continue today with one of the most genial in the series, Carry On Constable. It's back to the very coy, post-war years for this black and white treasure and the following trailer highlights the best bits of the Carry On team's tribute to the wonderful world of Dixon of Dock Green. Hope you enjoy it.


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