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Gerald Thomas

Highest Rated:   100% Carry On Spying (1964)
Lowest Rated:   80% Carry On Screaming! (1966)
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Gerald Thomas was the younger brother of another British director of note, Ralph Thomas. Gerald began his movie career in the editing room, working as an assistant editor on such films as Hamlet (1948) and The Third Man (1949) before graduating to full editor. Thomas' directorial career began modestly with such British programmers as Circus Friends (1956) and Time Lock (1957). In 1958, Thomas and his producer friend Peter Rogers tried to get the major studios and distributors interested in a slapstick farce centered around a hospital. There were no takers, so Thomas and Rogers raised the production money themselves. The result was Carry on Sergeant (1958), the first in a long, long series of lucrative Carry On comedies, most of which were directed by Thomas. The series put Thomas in the millionaire status: he pocketed 15,000 pounds up front for each film, and earned a third of the profits. The director insisted upon military-drill rehearsals so that the script (and the scripted adlibs) would be followed to the letter; then, he'd generally print the first take, to retain the aura of spontaneity. He wasn't interested in such "nonessentials" as clever camera angles or strict attention to detail (the Carry On pictures abound with anachronistic and technical gaffes), but this added to the overall slovenly charm of the films. Gerald Thomas remained with the series until 1978's Carry on Emmanuelle, then dropped from public view, to resurface for the 1986 Australian feature The Second Victory.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Carry On Teacher
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Carry On Columbus
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Second Victory
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Carry on Matron
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Carry On Emmanuelle
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet That's Carry On
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Carry on England
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Carry On Behind
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Carry On Dick
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Carry On Girls
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Carry On Abroad
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Carry On Doctor
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Bless This House
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Carry on Henry VIII
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Carry on at Your Convenience
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Carry On Henry
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Carry On Loving
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Carry on Again Doctor
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Carry On up the Jungle
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Carry On Camping
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Carry On...Up the Khyber
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Carry On... Follow That Camel (Carry on in the Legion)
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet Don't Lose Your Head
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Carry On Cowboy
  • Director
1966
80% Carry On Screaming!
  • Actor
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet The Big Job
  • Director
1965
No Score Yet Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos)
  • Director
1964
100% Carry On Spying
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Nurse on Wheels
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Carry On Jack
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Carry On Cabby
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Twice Round the Daffodils
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Carry on Cruising
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet No Kidding
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Please Turn Over!
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Carry On Regardless
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Raising the Wind (Roommates)
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Carry On Nurse
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Carry On Constable
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet Carry on Teacher
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Carry On Sergeant
  • Director
1958
No Score Yet Time Lock
  • Director
1957
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail
  • Director
1950

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