Carry On Camping Reviews
Having seen a advert for a nudist camp, two men decide to go camping there. They then taking their unwitting girlfriends along, but end up going to the wrong camp. Meanwhile a busload of girls from nearby school are heading to the camp too, plus a varied assortment of characters...
One of the better Carry On films. The humour can be quite naughty at times, but is more often clever than dirty. Generally not as low-brow as the Carry One films sometimes could be. Some good skits and one-liners.
Plus, the movie has a great fun-driven momentum. Never a dull moment.
One of the funniest of the Carry On films featuring the famous "Bikini Fling" scene.
The best of the Carry On's in my opinion, and love it that it still amuses Iris 40+ years on.
Oddly, Carry On Camping is a film that is revered by the series fans yet frowned upon by critics. Plot wise I'm inclined to agree with the critics, it's as basic as can be and is nothing other than a series of vignettes weaved together to create a lurid camping based holiday film. Tis true, but hell the comedy is good here, smutty and awash with innuendo and making the most of the double meaning of the word camping. It's also one of the series best roll calls as regards its cast, most of the big hitters are here, it's easier to just say Jim Dale and Kenneth Connor are the two notable absentees.
From the sight of Barbara Windsor's bra shooting thru the air, to the hapless Terry Scott having buck shot removed from his posterior. Camping has no other intentions other than to titter the discerning Carry On fan. What often gets forgotten tho, is just what great comedy actors some of these series regulars were, witness here a sequence in a tent as Terry Scott, Charles Hawtrey and Betty Marsden attempt to get ready for bed, comedy gold. So one for fans only it seems, hooray for me then because I love Carry On Camping, always have, always will. 8/10