Carry on Up the Jungle (Carry on Up the Congo) Reviews
Recomended to one and all!
A party of white adventurers and aristocracy set out into the jungles of Africa to find one of the party's long lost son. Here they encounter all sorts of dangers, and temptations...
Not the best of Carry On. Humour is largely quite weak and predictable. So many dad jokes and lame double entendres... Some of the adventures are interesting but many just end up as silly, dead-end skits.
Cast is interesting, as there is no Kenneth Williams. Other Carry On regulars Sid James, Frankie Howerd, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor and Terry Scott appear though.
Carry up the jungle is one of the weaker episodes in the movie series, but you still get a lot of good laughs anyway.
The drama deals with all kinds of issues; colonialism, racism, imbecility, mild obcenities and even a case of close to incest. All the way the movie is cracked up by the worst jokes available. The Matron is missing, though
Carry on, do carry on
They have been a much-loved part of my life ever since I can remember.
My favourite moments were probably the introduction of Charles Hawtrey; and this great quote in the middle!:
Lady Evelyn Bagley: There is my reputation to think of. You would need to be very circumspect.
Prof. Inigo Tinkle: Oh, I was! When I was a baby!