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Carry On Screaming

4

Scarily funny? Carry on...

They’re frying tonight in the 12th Carry On caper: a pitch-perfect parody of Hammer’s campy horror flicks that stands as one of the stronger entries in the Brit comedy cycle.

Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale and Joan Sims are among the regulars involved, though it is Steptoe And Son’s Harry H. Corbett (standing in for an unavailable Sid James) who steers the action as the sceptical sergeant probing a crazy conspiracy of mummies, werewolves and human waxworks.

Husky-voiced Fenella Fielding would later complain of never living down her career-defining role as smoking vamp Valeria.

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