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Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos)1964

Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos) (1964)





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The multi-million dollar film extravaganza Cleopatra was too convenient a target for Britain's "Carry On" funsters to ignore. The plot of Carry On Cleo, if one can discern a plot amidst the sight gags and outrageous puns, involves the attempts by a bungling slave (Kenneth Connor) to rescue Julius Caesar (Kenneth Williams) from assassination. Instigators of the plot are Cleopatra (Amanda Barrie) and Mark Anthony (Sidney James), who comport themselves like a couple of Liverpool pub owners. The best bit involves Mark Anthony's "beheading" of the legendary asp. Filmed on a tight 160,000 pound budget and utilizing leftover sets from the Taylor/Burton epic, Carry On Cleo's reputation rests chiefly on a legal brouhaha involving its advertising artwork, which was deliberately patterned after the ads for the "real" Cleopatra.

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Kenneth Connor
as Hengist Pod
Kenny Williams
as Julius Caesar
Kenneth Williams
as Julius Caesar
Sidney James
as Mark Antony
Joan Sims
as Calpurnia
Amanda Barrie
as Cleopatra
Victor Maddern
as Sgt. Major
Michael Ward
as Archimedes
Tanya Billing
as Virginia
Tom Clegg
as Sosages
Jon Pertwee
as Soothsayer
Peter Gilmore
as Galley master
Jim Dale
as Horsa
Ian Wilson
as Messenger
Brian Rawlinson
as Hessian Driver
E.V.H. Emmett
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos)

All Critics (4)

the emphasis is on school-boy humour, but doesn't dive into smut in the way that the 1970's films do...

February 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even with such an unrelenting onslaught of absurdities, few are memorable or inspire genuine belly-laughs.

August 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Most of the players have their moments, although these are perhaps too few for some old stalwarts like Joan Sims. Amanda Barrie, however, as a comically suburban Cleo makes a worthy addition to the team.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos)

She had Lotions . . . and Potions . . . and Motions!

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A good Carry on film set during the Roman empire.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Probably the best of the Carry On's, this sends up swords and sandal/biblical epics with aplomb, complete with the usual "ooh, no missus" innuendo and daft slapstick. Good clean fun.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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