Carry On Jack (1964)

An inept navy captain, a dim-witted press-gang victim, a woman who stole a naval officer’s identity, and the man she stole it from – these four are our central characters who go through all sorts of nautical shenanigans, harassed by mutineers and pirates, but uncumbered by any real plot. This second colour film of the Carry On franchise manages to get a lot of production value out of its modest budget. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale is a comedy spoofing the character and world of James Bond as seen in the first four Bond films, especially the franchise’s obsession with nubile young women. The film consists of a number of “episodes” split up between five-and-a-half directors; and one of the lead actors was fired half-way through the film. Still, while the plot is nonsensical and incoherent, there are some enjoyable elements to be found here; but they are few and far between. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Carry On Spying (1964)

This black & white spy film spoof is a nice, entertaining comedy. The great performances and convincing visuals go a long way to sell the film’s thin-ish plot. Considering the franchise's mixed reputation Carry On Spying is not a bad film at all. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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