Carry On Emmanuelle Reviews
In one last blatant attempt to revive the series flagging momentum, producer Peter Rodgers and director Gerald Thomas turned to the subject of the French soft-porn film series, Emanuelle. A lot of the regulars such as Hattie Jaques, Charles Hawtrey and Barbara Windsor had left the series some years before whilst the late, great Sid James died in 1976, therefore leaving a big gap in the series that couldn't and never will be filled.
The regulars that are present for this final installment of the series are the outrageously camp Kenneth Williams (who delivers a dire French accent throughout), the ever reliable Joan Sims, as well as Kenneth Connor, Peter Butterworth and Jack Douglas (who became a regular in the series in the early seventies) and they all look a noticeably lot older. Suzanne Danielle is in the title role as the promiscuous Emmanuelle and is fairly engaging in her role but not even having the sheer brilliance of Kenneth Williams manages to save this completely awful film. Interest wanes after just fifteen minutes as the film falls flat on its face with no sense of direction. The capable cast all struggle against a script that is awash with juvenile smut and jokes that all had been heard countless times in previous entries.
The only scene that manages to ignite and raise a chuckle is when the gang are all discussing their most amorous experiences. Joan Sims recalls hers being in a laundrette where she spots a man she is immediately attracted to. They then use their laundry to act out their sexual fantasies. This scene is played out to perfection and you really have to see it to understand what I mean. But one good scene is hardly enough reason to watch this! The film was an unsurprising flop at cinemas and it served as the final nail in the coffin. The cast all seem to be on auto-pilot and probably wished they were doing something better. This film is the one that barley anybody had seen until it was released on video in the early 1990's, whilst on TV it has only been shown late at night. An absolute mess and one that is best forgotten! A sad end to a much-loved series.
This last time it's about a spoof of the at the times popular soft-porn movies about Emanuelle.
This move is generally thrashed by the audience and to talk bluntely, it's not really a good movie in any sence.
However is the critizism of not having so many regular actors of the cast present in Emmannuelle a bit out of order since many of them had died at this point or where close to do so, secondly has the cast always changed from movie to movie. There is not one Carry On that have the exact cast as the prevoius movie in this series of films.
In the movie we do meet Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor and Jack Douglas and they're still in a good mood. They deserved a better script than this to work with, there were good potential to make at least one more decent film.
They have been a much-loved part of my life ever since I can remember.
Anyone who has a list of the 30 Carry On Movies please e-mail it to me.