Joan Sims

Joan Sims

Born: May 9, 1930
Died: June 27, 2001
in Laindon, Essex, England, UK
Irene Joan Marion Sims was an English actress remembered for her roles in the Carry On films, including Carry On Nurse, Carry On Cleo, and Carry On Camping. She played Mrs Wembley, the cook with a liking for sherry in On the Up, and Madge Hardcastle in As Time Goes By.

Movies for Joan Sims...

The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
Title: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
Character: Betty
Released: August 26, 2000
Type: Movie
After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her grand-daughter, Elizabeth hunts up all the old members of the band and urges them to perform, and in doing so, learns more than she knew about the band, its members, the roses on the drum set, and herself--the last of the Blonde Bombshells.
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What's a Carry On?
Title: What's a Carry On?
Released: December 29, 1998
Type: Movie
Documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 'Carry On' comedy film series. Archive clips and out-takes are mixed with interviews with the surviving 'Carry On' cast.
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The Canterville Ghost
Title: The Canterville Ghost
Character: Mrs. Umney
Released: January 27, 1996
Type: Movie
When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back home, and her dad, believing the ghost's pranks are Ginny's, is ready to send her back. But then Ginny actually meets the elusive 17th-century Sir Simon de Canterville (not to mention the cute teenaged duke next door), and she sets her hand to the task of freeing Sir Simon from his curse.
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One Foot in the Algarve
Title: One Foot in the Algarve
Character: Lady on Plane
Released: December 26, 1993
Type: Movie
The Meldrews go on holiday to Portugal with Mrs Warboys, who is hoping for romance with her penpal Alfonso. Photographer Martin Trout follows them there, believing they have a roll of film that belongs to him.
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Tender Loving Care
Title: Tender Loving Care
Character: Daisy Potter
Released: October 3, 1993
Type: Movie
Night nurse Elaine Dobbs may be overworked and underpaid, but she has created a very special atmosphere in her ward and is extremely attentive to her patients. However, rather too many of them are dying.Inspired by the real-life case of four nurses in Austria who were tried for the murder of 42 patients in their care, this chilling drama stars comedian Dawn French in her first serious role, as an apparently irreproachable carer.
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The Thief and the Cobbler
Title: The Thief and the Cobbler
Character: Mad Old Holy Witch (voice)
Released: September 23, 1993
Type: Movie
It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality ... Once upon a time there was a golden city. In the center of the golden city, atop the tallest minaret, were three golden balls. The ancients had prophesied that if the three golden balls were ever taken away, harmony would yield to discord, and the city would fall to destruction and death. But... the mystics had also foretold that the city might be saved by the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things. In the city there dwelt a lowly shoemaker, who was known as Tack the Cobbler. Also in the city... existed a Thief, who shall be... nameless.
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Title: As Time Goes By
Character: Madge
Released: January 12, 1992
Type: TV
Two lovers are reunited after decades apart following a mutual misunderstanding.
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Hulmerist
Title: Hulmerist
Character: Cast - Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Released: July 1, 1991
Type: Movie
Hulmerist is a VHS and DVD release that includes seven promotional films by Morrissey, released initially on VHS, in 1990, and then on DVD in 2004. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on 18 January 1991. The title refers to Morrissey's childhood home in Hulme, Manchester. The L is silent, so it sounds like "humourist". The promotional films are 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys', 'Sister I'm a Poet', 'Everyday is Like Sunday', 'Interesting Drug', 'Suedehead', 'Ouija Board, Ouija Board' and 'November Spawned a Monster'.
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Title: On the Up
Released: September 4, 1990
Type: TV
On the Up is a British sitcom written by Bob Larbey about a self-made millionaire and his staff of domestic helpers who he treats like family, much to the annoyance of his upper class wife. The show ran for three series, from 1990 to 1992.
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Title: Cluedo
Character: Mrs. White
Released: July 25, 1990
Type: TV
Cluedo was a UK television game show based on the board game of the same name. Each week, a reenactment of the murder at the stately home Arlington Grange of a visiting guest was played and, through a combination of interrogating the suspects and deduction, celebrity guests had to discover who committed the murder, which of six weapons and in which room it was committed, whilst viewers were invited to play along at home.
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Title: Victoria Wood
Released: November 16, 1989
Type: TV
Victoria Wood was a series of six one-off situation comedies written by and starring Victoria Wood in 1989, who took a break from sketches, two years after her very successful and award winning series Victoria Wood As Seen on TV. Wood appeared as "Victoria", a fictionalised version of herself, in all six episodes - in The Library it was said that she "worked in TV" and in Over To Pam characters appeared to recognise her celebrity and in the final episode, Staying In, she was taken to a party to perform as a comedienne and was expected to go through her stand-up 'routine'. Her character often broke the 'fourth wall' of TV and spoke directly to the camera, but not in every episode. Bored with the sketch format and with a yearning to recapture previous success as a playwright, Wood came up with six individual sitcoms as a compromise. She admitted to finding the writing difficult. Though Wood was written as the central character, other lead parts were written with specific actresses in mind, like Julie Walters and Una Stubbs. "I want people to like me and the people who play my friends, and not everybody else" she said. Screenonline says of the shows "Modest in ambition and scale but rich in wit and acuity, the six playlets showcase Wood's eye for human foibles and her distinctively eccentric characters.".
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Only Fools and Horses - The Frogs Legacy
Title: Only Fools and Horses - The Frogs Legacy
Character: Auntie Reenie Turpin
Released: December 25, 1987
Type: Movie
Trotters Independent Trading is causing mayhem with their faulty RAJAH computers. Rodders gets a new job at a funeral directors, while Albert and Del hit the health market with their miracle cure body massagers. At the wedding of Trigger's niece, the Trotters hear the tale of Freddy the Frog, a bank robber and close friend of the boys' mother. He left everything in his will to their mum, including missing gold bullion. While Del hunts for treasure, Rodney puzzles over Freddy and his mother's 'friendship' - and a son who would by now be his own age.
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Doctor Who: The Mysterious Planet
Title: Doctor Who: The Mysterious Planet
Character: Queen Katryca
Released: September 27, 1986
Type: Movie
The Doctor is summoned before the High Council of Time Lords to stand trial for the charges of harmful interference to the course of events during his travels which have threatened the sanctity of the universe. Indignant at these accusations, the Doctor pleads his case to the Inquisitor with the hope that she will see him as a source of hope and goodwill for existence. However, his prosecuting attorney, a sinister Time Lord known simply as the Valeyard, begins a crusade against the Doctor with the motive of framing him as a villainous renegade.
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Deceptions
Title: Deceptions
Character: Mrs. Thirkell
Released: May 26, 1985
Type: Movie
Twin sisters trade places with unexpected results.
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Title: Super Gran
Character: Cat Burglar
Released: January 20, 1985
Type: TV
Adapted from Forrest Wilson's books, the children's programme revolves around a grandmother with super powers and her arch nemesis, The Scunner Campbell.
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The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio
Title: The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio
Character: Herself - Interviewee
Released: January 1, 1985
Type: Movie
Documentary - After starting his career producing religious film shorts, J. Arthur Rank went on to become Britain's first and only movie mogul with his establishment of the legendary Pinewood Studios. Narrated by Michael Caine, THE GOLDEN GONG chronicles Pinewood's rise to success. - Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Betty E. Box
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Hay Fever
Title: Hay Fever
Character: Clara
Released: December 4, 1984
Type: Movie
Set in a British country house in the 1920s, Hay Fever follows the outlandish bevaiour of the Bliss family when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners, Hay Fever is one of Coward's most popular plays.
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Title: Cockles
Character: Gloria du Bois
Released: January 4, 1984
Type: TV
Sitcom set in the seaside town of Cocklesea where Arthur Dumpton is trying to revive the glory days.
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Title: The Stanley Baxter Show
Released: October 17, 1981
Type: TV
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Title: Lady Killers
Released: July 20, 1980
Type: TV
Compelling crime anthology looks at some of Britain's most notorious murder trials, in which both male and female defendants stood accused of the murder of women. Introduced by Robert Morley, seven hour-long dramas reconstruct sensational trials which shocked Britain, offering in-depth analyses of individuals' motives and methods.
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Title: Born And Bred
Released: September 13, 1978
Type: TV
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Carry On Emmannuelle
Title: Carry On Emmannuelle
Character: Mrs. Dangle
Released: January 1, 1978
Type: Movie
The beautiful and sex-starved Emmannuelle Prevert just cannot inflame her husband's ardour. In frustration she seduces a string of VIPs, including the Prime Minister and the American Ambassador. A jealous lover gives a list of all her conquests to the national press and a scandal ensues. But will she ever manage to get her own husband into bed?
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Carry On England
Title: Carry On England
Character: Private Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe
Released: October 1, 1976
Type: Movie
Captain S. Melly takes over as the new Commanding Officer at an experimental mixed sex air defence base. It's 1940 and England is under heavy bombardment, but the crew seem more interested in each other than the enemy planes above. Captain Melly plans to put a stop to all this, and becomes the target of a campaign to abandon his separatist ideals...
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Carry On Behind
Title: Carry On Behind
Character: Daphne Barnes
Released: December 1, 1975
Type: Movie
Professors Vrooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. With a randy Major owning the site, a snobbish mother, and the two professors' constant innuendos, the film ends with a sinking caravan site and a striptease performance as a replacement for the cabaret night.
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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Title: One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Character: Emily
Released: July 9, 1975
Type: Movie
Escaping from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", Lord Southmere, a Queen's Messenger, is chased by a group of Chinese spies.
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Love Among the Ruins
Title: Love Among the Ruins
Character: Fanny Pratt
Released: March 6, 1975
Type: Movie
An aging actress and socialite, Jessica Medlicott has ended her engagement with a younger man and is now being sued by her former fiancé. Esteemed barrister Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones is assigned to represent Jessica in the lawsuit, and he also happens to be an old suitor of hers from decades earlier. While Jessica claims not to remember him, and Arthur still smarts from her earlier rejection, the two form a close bond during the case.
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Title: Carry On Laughing
Released: January 4, 1975
Type: TV
Carry on Laughing is a British television comedy series produced in 1975 for ATV. Based on the Carry On films, it was an attempt to address the films' declining cinema attendance by transferring the franchise to television. Many of the original cast members were featured in the series. Carry on Laughing ran for two seasons, the first for six half-hour episodes and the second for seven episodes. The episode Orgy and Bess featured the final Carry On performances of both Sid James and Hattie Jacques. The TV series is not as widely known as the original films, which - by contrast - are broadcast regularly on British television. It is also considered much less successful at transferring the established formula to the small screen than the Carry On Christmas specials. The series was conceived after the departures of two long-serving Carry On contributors: writer Talbot Rothwell and actor Charles Hawtrey. Furthermore, Kenneth Williams declined to appear in the series. Other Carry On regulars only appeared in a minority of episodes: Sid James in only the first four, Hattie Jacques in only one; and Bernard Bresslaw appeared only in the second series. In the absence of Rothwell, other writers were brought in. Lew Schwarz and experienced Carry On writer Dave Freeman each wrote six, while Barry Cryer and Dick Vosburgh penned Orgy and Bess.
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Carry On Dick
Title: Carry On Dick
Character: Madame Desirée
Released: February 1, 1974
Type: Movie
Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. Little do they know that the priest leads a double life. Then Madame Desiree and her "Birds of Paradise" arrive in the village...
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Carry on Christmas
Title: Carry on Christmas
Character: Virginia's Mother / Senna Pod / Bishop's Wife / Adelle / 6th Ballerina / Salvation Army Collector / Maid Marion / Traffic Warden.
Released: December 24, 1973
Type: Movie
Sid James as Father Christmas recounts times of the festive season through the ages, from life in stone age times. A country house party in the 18th Century. Christmas in the trenches during world war one. Next up is a Robin Hood send up with Sid as Robin.
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Carry On Girls
Title: Carry On Girls
Character: Connie Philpotts
Released: November 9, 1973
Type: Movie
Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the local women's liberation movement, has other ideas. It's open warfare as the women's lib attempt to sabotage the contest.
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Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!
Title: Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!
Character: Birdie
Released: October 17, 1973
Type: Movie
Based on the hit play. A British Government Minister puts forward a bill to battle filth in the UK but that doesn't stop him having an affair with both his secretary, Miss Parkyn and Wendy, the wife of a high-up reporter. Opponents to the bill - mainly some hippy girls, lead by Johnny, kidnap the Minister's best friend and co-founder of the bill, Barry Ovis just as he was getting married to his fiancee, Joan. Barry escapes, just before the police raid the hippies hiding place - to claim that Ovis was in a orgy and get the bill defeated - and dashes back to his and Joan's flat followed by Inspector Ruff, who is investigating the kidnap and Damina, one of the hippies. Meanwhile, the Minister is also trying to use the flat to carry on his affairs with both Wendy and Miss Parkyn. The Minister, Barry & Joan tries to keep the truth from Ruft, Wilfred Potts, an old and honest MP, Birdie, the Minister's wife and stop the hippies, and this causes no end of trouble.
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Title: Men Of Affairs
Released: October 3, 1973
Type: TV
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Title: Seven of One
Released: March 25, 1973
Type: TV
Seven of One was a British comedy series that aired on BBC2 in 1973. Starring Ronnie Barker, 7 of One is a series of seven separate comedies that would serve as possible pilots for sitcoms. Originally it was to be called Six of One, which Barker planned to follow up with another series called Half Dozen of the Other. This was a BBC version of a similar showcase for LWT called Six Dates with Barker created in 1971.
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Not Now Darling
Title: Not Now Darling
Character: Miss Tipdale
Released: March 1, 1973
Type: Movie
A married British furrier gives a mobster's mistress a cheap mink coat.
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Carry on Christmas (or Carry On Stuffing)
Title: Carry on Christmas (or Carry On Stuffing)
Released: December 20, 1972
Type: Movie
Two unforeseen problems meant that many fans consider this the weakest Christmas special. Firstly, Talbot Rothwell became ill whilst writing the script, and was unable to finish it. Dave Freeman had to be brought in to complete the script, but the two men did not work together. As a result, the script does not flow as easily as the earlier offerings. Secondly, Charles Hawtrey pulled out of the special at short notice. Having taken third billing to Sid James and Terry Scott in the previous two shows, and knowing they would both be absent, Hawtrey demanded top billing. But Carry On producer Peter Rogers refused, giving top billing to Hattie Jacques instead. Hawtrey's role had hastily to be recast, and was split between Norman Rossington and Brian Oulton, both of whom had played cameo roles in several Carry On films. The special featured a collection of historical sketches, loosely linked around an 18th-century banquet.
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Carry On Abroad
Title: Carry On Abroad
Character: Cora Flange
Released: December 1, 1972
Type: Movie
A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff—they all look very similar. To top it all off, the weather seems to be having an adverse affect on the Hotel's foundations.
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Title: Sykes
Released: September 14, 1972
Type: TV
Sykes is a British sitcom that aired on BBC 1 from 1972 to 1979. Starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques, it was written by Sykes, who had previously starred with Jacques in Sykes and A... and Sykes and a Big, Big Show. Forty-three of the 1970s colour episodes were remakes of scripts for the 1960s black and white series, such as "Bus" based on 'Sykes and a Following' from 1964 and the episode "Stranger" with guest star Peter Sellers based on 'Sykes and a Stranger' from 1961. Sykes had the same premise as Sykes and A... with Sykes, Jacques, Richard Wattis and Deryck Guyler reprising their former identical roles. The series was brought to an end by the death of Hattie Jacques of a heart attack on 6 October 1980.
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The Alf Garnett Saga
Title: The Alf Garnett Saga
Character: Gran
Released: August 30, 1972
Type: Movie
Alf and his family have been moved from their East End home into a high-rise council estate. Alf is not only having trouble coping with his new 'home', but also with the long commute to work, the long walk to the corner pub, his long-suffering wife, rebellious daughter and her philandering, constantly unemployed husband.
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Carry On Matron
Title: Carry On Matron
Character: Mrs. Tidey
Released: May 5, 1972
Type: Movie
A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but everything doesn't go according to plan. The hypochondriac consultant Sir Bernard Cutting, Matron and the doctors and nurses at Finisham have a habit of getting in the way.
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Carry On at Your Convenience
Title: Carry On at Your Convenience
Character: Chloë Moore
Released: December 10, 1971
Type: Movie
This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up with him. This is also the ideal opportunity for lots of lavatorial jokes...
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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Title: The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Character: Policewoman (segment "Avarice")
Released: November 1, 1971
Type: Movie
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a 1971 British comedy film directed and produced by Graham Stark. Its title is a conflation of The Magnificent Seven and the seven deadly sins. It comprises a sequence of seven sketches, each representing a sin and written by an array of British comedy-writing talent. The sketches are linked by animation sequences. The music score is by British jazz musician Roy Budd, cinematography by Harvey Harrison and editing by Rod Nelson-Keys and Roy Piper. It was produced by Tigon Pictures and distributed in the U.K. by Tigon Film Distributors Ltd..
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Title: Six Dates with Barker
Released: January 8, 1971
Type: TV
Six Dates with Barker is a series of six one-off, half hour situation comedies showcasing the talents of Ronnie Barker. All were broadcast by London Weekend Television early in 1971. Writers on the series included John Cleese and Spike Milligan. The producer was Humphrey Barclay.
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Carry On Henry
Title: Carry On Henry
Character: Queen Marie
Released: January 1, 1971
Type: Movie
Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of her in his usual manner, Henry has to find some way of doing it without provoking war with Marie's cousin, the King of France. Perhaps if she had an affair...
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Title: The Goodies
Released: November 8, 1970
Type: TV
The Goodies is a British television comedy series of the 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which combines surreal sketches and situation comedy, was broadcast by BBC 2 from 1970 until 1980 — and was then broadcast by the ITV company LWT for a year, between 1981 to 1982. The show was co-written by and starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. Bill Oddie also wrote the music and songs for the series — while "The Goodies Theme" was co-written by Bill Oddie and Michael Gibbs. The directors/producers of the series were John Howard Davies, Jim Franklin and Bob Spiers. An early title which was considered for the series was Narrow Your Mind and prior to that the working title was Super Chaps Three.
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Carry On Loving
Title: Carry On Loving
Character: Esme Crowfoot
Released: September 20, 1970
Type: Movie
The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble
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Doctor in Trouble
Title: Doctor in Trouble
Character: Russian Captain
Released: June 16, 1970
Type: Movie
Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who plays 'Dr.Dare' in a very popular TV series and who women flock to. Burke decides to join the cruise, but is first apprehended as a stowaway, and then becomes the captain's steward. For Burke, trying to talk to Ophelia is a hard enough task, but he meets some funny characters on board, such as a pools winner and a very stubborn captain.
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Carry On Up the Jungle
Title: Carry On Up the Jungle
Character: Lady Evelyn Bagley
Released: January 3, 1970
Type: Movie
The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle is searching for the rare Oozalum bird. Everything is going swimmingly until a gorilla enters the camp, and then the party is captured by an all female tribe from Aphrodisia... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smit
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Title: Carry On Christmas Specials
Released: December 24, 1969
Type: TV
The Carry On Christmas Specials were four one-off sitcoms produced for Thames Television made in 1969, 1970, 1972 and 1973. They brought the cast and formula of the Carry On films to a television production.
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Carry On Again Doctor
Title: Carry On Again Doctor
Character: Ellen Moore
Released: December 5, 1969
Type: Movie
Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some just want him brought down a peg or two.
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Title: In Loving Memory
Released: November 4, 1969
Type: TV
In Loving Memory is a British period sitcom set in an undertakers business that starred Thora Hird and Christopher Beeny. A pilot was transmitted in 1969 by Thames Television who rejected the idea before it was finally accepted by Yorkshire Television in 1979 where it further ran for five series between until 1986.
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Carry On Camping
Title: Carry On Camping
Character: Joan Fussey
Released: May 29, 1969
Type: Movie
Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea, so when they decide to take them on a holiday to Paradise Camp, they think they're off to a nudist colony—but they couldn't be more wrong, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine.
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Carry On Up the Khyber
Title: Carry On Up the Khyber
Character: Lady Joan Ruff-Diamond
Released: November 28, 1968
Type: Movie
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe, but the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas—he wants all the British dead. But his troops fear the 'skirted-devils, who are rumoured not to wear any underwear.
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Carry On Doctor
Title: Carry On Doctor
Character: Chloë Gibson
Released: December 2, 1967
Type: Movie
Francis Bigger, a notorious charlatan who tours the country lecturing on the subject of mind over matter, slips off the platform in the middle of his performance and ends up in hospital under the care of Dr Tinkle. The hospital is about to enter a period of total chaos. The regular Carry On team is joined by Frankie Howerd as the fraudulent Francis in this 'bed-panorama of hospital life'.
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Carry On Follow That Camel
Title: Carry On Follow That Camel
Character: Zig-Zig
Released: September 1, 1967
Type: Movie
Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble brewing with the locals too. Unbeknown to Bo, his lady love has followed him in disguise...
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Title: Before The Fringe
Released: January 30, 1967
Type: TV
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Don't Lose Your Head
Title: Don't Lose Your Head
Character: Désirée Dubarry
Released: December 10, 1966
Type: Movie
The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes "the black fingernail", scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police...
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Carry On Screaming
Title: Carry On Screaming
Character: Emily Bung
Released: May 20, 1966
Type: Movie
The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.
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Doctor in Clover
Title: Doctor in Clover
Character: Matron Sweet
Released: March 8, 1966
Type: Movie
Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of the main Administrator (James Robertson Justice) who wants his doctors to be 100% focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Phillips getting Justice fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron (Joan Sims) and his attempted failures to lure the hospital's beauty, the physiotherapist.
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Carry On Cowboy
Title: Carry On Cowboy
Character: Belle Armitage
Released: November 26, 1965
Type: Movie
Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a 'sanitary engineer' named Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal. Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids—revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise.
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San Ferry Ann
Title: San Ferry Ann
Character: Mum
Released: July 1, 1965
Type: Movie
A motley crew of British characters ride The San Ferry Ann to the shores of France where they embark on a weekend of calamity. The campervan family led by Dad and Mum (David Lodge and Joan Sims) create chaos from the moment they set their tires on the shore resulting in frequent run-ins with the Gendarme, while Lewd Grandad (Wilfred Brambell) finds his own misadventures with a newly acquainted friend, a mad German ex-soldier (Ron Moody). Also aboard for the ride is a saucy hitchhiker (Barbara Windsor) who causes a few heads to turn including that of a fellow traveller (Ronnie Stevens) who pursues her affection with comic results. By the end of this weekend the French may well be wishing to say 'au revoir' to these trouble-making tourists. San Ferry Ann is a humorous take on the tradition of the British get-away. A classic sound effect comedy that sits with the likes of similarly praised titles such as 'The Plank', 'Futtock's End' and 'Rhubarb Rhubarb'.
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The Big Job
Title: The Big Job
Character: Mildred Gamely
Released: January 1, 1965
Type: Movie
A gang of hapless crooks, led by Sidney James, successfully perpetrate a robbery only to be caught after the fact. Fifteen years later they emerge from prison intent on retrieving their stolen loot - and discover a police station has been built over its hiding place.
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Carry On Cleo
Title: Carry On Cleo
Character: Calpurnia
Released: November 8, 1964
Type: Movie
Two Brits—inventor Hengist Pod, and Horse, a brave and cunning fighter—are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Cleopatra.
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Title: Doctor Who
Released: November 23, 1963
Type: TV
The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.
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Title: The Dick Emery Show
Released: July 13, 1963
Type: TV
Sketch show starring Dick Emery.
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The Iron Maiden
Title: The Iron Maiden
Character: Nellie Trotter
Released: June 7, 1963
Type: Movie
The film follows Jack Hopkins (played by Michael Craig), an aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines. His boss (played by Cecil Parker) is eager to sell a new supersonic jet plane that Jack has designed to American millionaire Paul Fisher (Alan Hale, Jr.). The first encounter between Fisher and Jack goes badly, and tensions only heighten after Fisher's daughter Kathy (Anne Helm) damages Jack's prize traction engine "The Iron Maiden", rendering it impossible to drive solo. Jack is desperate to enter the annual Woburn Abbey steam rally with the machine, but his fireman is injured and unable to participate. When all seems lost the millionaire himself is won over by Jack's plight and joins him in driving the engine; the two soon become firm friends.
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Nurse on Wheels
Title: Nurse on Wheels
Character: Deborah Walcott
Released: January 3, 1963
Type: Movie
Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer - at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land.
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Title: Dial RIX
Released: September 12, 1962
Type: TV
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Twice Round the Daffodils
Title: Twice Round the Daffodils
Character: Harriet Halfpenny
Released: April 2, 1962
Type: Movie
Twice Round the Daffodils is a 1962 British comedy drama film directed by Gerald Thomas and starring Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams, Ronald Lewis, Andrew Ray, Joan Sims and Jill Ireland. A new group of patients arrive at a hospital to be treated for tuberculosis where they all take a fancy to one of the nurses. The film was adapted from the play Ring for Catty by Patrick Cargill and Jack Beale. Carry on Nurse from 1959 was based on the same play. The cast and production team of Twice Round the Daffodils create a noticeable similarity with the Carry On films, but the film is not an official member of the Carry On series.
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A Pair of Briefs
Title: A Pair of Briefs
Character: Beryl Hoggins (aka Gale Tornado)
Released: March 1, 1962
Type: Movie
She's new in chambers, and he's a troublemaker. But what 'is' the true status of the old lady's wartime marriage, and can the two young legal minds find the answer?
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No, My Darling Daughter
Title: No, My Darling Daughter
Character: Miss PacPherson, a typist
Released: August 22, 1961
Type: Movie
A British business tycoon is surprised to discover his teenage daughter is being courted by a mysterious young man.
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Mr. Topaze
Title: Mr. Topaze
Character: Colette
Released: April 4, 1961
Type: Movie
Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town, who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
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Carry On Regardless
Title: Carry On Regardless
Character: Lily Duveen
Released: April 4, 1961
Type: Movie
It's non stop romps as the Carry On team deliver the goods in one of the rudest and funniest of the Carry On films. The cast are all on top form as a bunch of no-hopers who join an agency in the search for a job. The anarchy mounts as they do a series of odd jobs, including a chimps tea party, trying to stay sober at a wine tasting and demolishing a house.
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His and Hers
Title: His and Hers
Character: Hortense
Released: January 1, 1961
Type: Movie
Author-explorer Reggie Blake takes an unorthodox approach to his craft, apparently finding inspiration in the adventures suggested by his agent Charles Lunton; it matters little that most of his experiences are wildly embellished or even entirely fictitious...
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Title: Our House
Released: September 11, 1960
Type: TV
A group of very different people pool together their funds and buy a house large enough to accommodate them all. Characters include librarian Georgina Ruddy, council official Simon Willow, unemployable Daisy Burke, Yorkshire sea dog Captain Illiffe and his French singing wife, newlywed Hattons and law student Gordon Brent.
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Doctor in Love
Title: Doctor in Love
Character: Dawn
Released: July 12, 1960
Type: Movie
Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position as junior in a well-healed G.P.'s surgery while Burke continues to sow his doctorial wild oats.
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Carry On Constable
Title: Carry On Constable
Character: W.P.C. Gloria Passworthy
Released: February 22, 1960
Type: Movie
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the operations of the police force and let plenty of criminals get away, even before they arrive at the station. They all have to prove themselves or else they'll be out of a job and Sergeant Wilkins will be transferred. Sub-plots include romances between Wilkins and Moon, Constable and Passworthy.
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Watch Your Stern
Title: Watch Your Stern
Character: Ann Foster
Released: January 1, 1960
Type: Movie
When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.
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Please Turn Over
Title: Please Turn Over
Character: Beryl
Released: December 17, 1959
Type: Movie
The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population.
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Upstairs and Downstairs
Title: Upstairs and Downstairs
Character: Blodwen
Released: November 2, 1959
Type: Movie
On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated.
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Carry On Teacher
Title: Carry On Teacher
Character: Sarah Allcock
Released: August 20, 1959
Type: Movie
Prepare for Six of the Best as the Carry On team cause chaos in the school yard. When a well-loved headmaster decides to retire, his scheming pupils have other ideas. The cunning boys unleash a campaign of practical jokes, armed with gin, itching power and bombs!
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Life In Emergency Ward 10
Title: Life In Emergency Ward 10
Character: Mrs. Pryor
Released: April 1, 1959
Type: Movie
Life in Emergency Ward 10 is a 1959 film directed by Robert Day. It stars Michael Craig and Wilfrid Hyde-White. It was based on the television series Emergency – Ward 10
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Carry On Nurse
Title: Carry On Nurse
Character: Student Nurse Stella Dawson
Released: March 10, 1959
Type: Movie
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!
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The Captain's Table
Title: The Captain's Table
Character: Maude Pritchett
Released: January 6, 1959
Type: Movie
A captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is less prepared for the social duties his new position involves, not least the way he in which becomes the target for all the unattached women on board.
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Passport to Shame
Title: Passport to Shame
Character: Miriam
Released: December 12, 1958
Type: Movie
British melodrama about a cabbie befriending a girl caught up in the white slave trade.
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Davy
Title: Davy
Character: Tea Lady
Released: January 2, 1958
Type: Movie
The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ? The last comedy to be produced at Ealing Studios.
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The Naked Truth
Title: The Naked Truth
Character: Ethel Ransom
Released: December 3, 1957
Type: Movie
Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose...
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Just My Luck
Title: Just My Luck
Character: Phoebe
Released: November 14, 1957
Type: Movie
Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over 100 years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over 16,000 pounds and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race ... what can be done ?
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No Time for Tears
Title: No Time for Tears
Character: Sister O'Malley
Released: October 4, 1957
Type: Movie
No Time for Tears is a moving, sympathetic portrayal of the challenges faced by all those who enter this most demanding yet rewarding of professions – from routine operations to more serious conditions, from anxious, sometimes hostile parents to workplace romance. The lives of the staff and patients of Mayfield Children's Hospital are inextricably woven together with the laughter, tears and devotion that lie behind the work of restoring children to health and happiness.
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Carry on Admiral
Title: Carry on Admiral
Character: Mary
Released: May 14, 1957
Type: Movie
Two friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former's lack of sea knowledge causes several catastrophes, including torpedoing the First Lord of The Admiralty. The grass is always greener.... In this British comedy, two drunken comrades find out the truth of that saying when they decide to trade places for a while. One of the boozers is a public relations man who knows nothing about sailing, while the other is a captain for the Royal Navy. Comic mayhem ensues as the hapless "captain" tries to run his ship and follow orders.
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Stars in Your Eyes
Title: Stars in Your Eyes
Character: Walter’s Secretary
Released: December 6, 1956
Type: Movie
A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance!
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Dry Rot
Title: Dry Rot
Character: Beth Barton
Released: October 31, 1956
Type: Movie
Comedy about a trio of not particularly bright bookmakers who try to fix a horse race.
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The Silken Affair
Title: The Silken Affair
Character: Lady Barber
Released: October 2, 1956
Type: Movie
An accountant who is creative with his firm's books uses the money to fund a romantic spree.
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Title: The Buccaneers
Released: September 19, 1956
Type: TV
The adventures of privateer Captain Dan Tempest and his crew of former pirates as they make their way across the seven seas in The Sultana.
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Title: Colonel March of Scotland Yard
Released: February 29, 1956
Type: TV
Colonel March of The Department of Queer Complaints investigates unusual cases, locked-room murders, and mysteries concerning the supernatural.
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Lost
Title: Lost
Character: Soft drink and ice cream vendor
Released: January 31, 1956
Type: Movie
An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.
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Title: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Released: September 26, 1955
Type: TV
The legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.
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Colonel March Investigates
Title: Colonel March Investigates
Character: Marjorie Dawson
Released: August 22, 1955
Type: Movie
This is a feature-length compilation of three short episodes taken from a TV series called 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard' (1954-56, 26 episodes) starring Boris Karloff as Colonel March, head of Scotland Yard's Department D.3, otherwise known as The Bureau of Queer Complaints.
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Doctor at Sea
Title: Doctor at Sea
Character: Wendy Thomas
Released: July 12, 1955
Type: Movie
The second of the seven "Doctor" films, based on Richard Gordon's novels and released between 1954 and 1970. A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around.
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As Long as They're Happy
Title: As Long as They're Happy
Character: Linda
Released: March 15, 1955
Type: Movie
The suburban peace of the Bentley household is shattered when John Bentley is informed by his wife Stella that their two married daughters, Pat and Corrine are in trouble and need funds to come home and bring their husbands, Peter, a penniless Parisian artist and Barnaby, a Texas cowboy, with them. And the youngest daughter, Gwen, has tricked an American singer, Bobby Denver, into visiting them on the pretext that it is the home of a noted British film magnate. When all the women in the household --- including the maid --- fall for the singer's charms, Bentley consults a crackpot psychiatrist, Dr. Schneider, who almost succeeds in ousting, not the singer, but Bentley's wife, with his advice to Bentley to make her jealous by living it up with Pearl, a showgirl recruited for the purpose.
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To Dorothy, a Son
Title: To Dorothy, a Son
Character: Telephone Operator
Released: October 31, 1954
Type: Movie
Under a complicated bequest from her uncle, Myrtle stands to inherit $2,000,000 if her ex-husband doesn't have any male heirs on the way, else he gets the cash. She journies from New York to England, and finally tracks him down with his heavily pregnant new wife. Should she try and woo him back or challenge the legality of the new marriage?
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The Belles of St. Trinian's
Title: The Belles of St. Trinian's
Character: Miss Dawn
Released: September 28, 1954
Type: Movie
The unruly schoolgirls of St Trinian's are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble than ever beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella Fritton, who has the kidnap of a prize racehorse on her mind. The first film in the classic comedy series.
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The Young Lovers
Title: The Young Lovers
Character: Telephone Operator, American Embassy (uncredited)
Released: August 24, 1954
Type: Movie
A young employee of the British State Department falls in love with the daughter of a top Russian diplomat, much to the panic of their respective countries' officials, who suspect espionage. The cast includes David Knight, Odile Versois, Theodore Bikel and David Kossoff.
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What Every Woman Wants
Title: What Every Woman Wants
Character: Dolly Winch
Released: June 10, 1954
Type: Movie
Young couple Mark and Jane are forced to thrash out marital problems in a borrowed room in Jane’s parents’ tiny house. Meanwhile, Jane’s cousin, Jim - back from the war in Korea - and Mark’s involvement in left-wing politics place further strain on the relationship. Can grandfather help?
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The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Title: The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Character: Hilda Tebbitt
Released: June 1, 1954
Type: Movie
During autumn of 1944, an RAF Hudson carrying a VIP passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep up morale, the occupants of the aircraft's dinghy talk about their lives awaiting the rescue they hope will come. The film's title reflects the motto of the RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service, one of whose high speed launches battles against its own mechanical problems, enemy action, time and the weather to locate and rescue the downed crew and the vital secret papers they carry.
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Doctor in the House
Title: Doctor in the House
Character: Rigor Mortis
Released: March 23, 1954
Type: Movie
The first of the seven "Doctor" films, based on Richard Gordon's novels and released between 1954 and 1970. Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950s medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt to remind them of their real purpose.
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Meet Mr Lucifer
Title: Meet Mr Lucifer
Character: Fairy Queen
Released: November 30, 1953
Type: Movie
A T.V. set given as a retiremant present is sold on to different households causing misery each time. One of the Ealing comedies.
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Will Any Gentleman...?
Title: Will Any Gentleman...?
Character: Beryl
Released: August 25, 1953
Type: Movie
A trip to the theatre changes a meek bank clerk's life, as he undergoes hypnosis and leaves without being woken up. Suddenly, he believes he is the world's greatest lover and becomes a terrorizing Casanova.
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The Square Ring
Title: The Square Ring
Character: Bunty
Released: July 13, 1953
Type: Movie
Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.
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Trouble in Store
Title: Trouble in Store
Character: Edna
Released: January 1, 1953
Type: Movie
Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to fulfill his ambition, he falls in love (doesn't he always !!), with one of the shopgirls. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers.