Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)

89m, 2443 metres
35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British comedy fantasy film directed by Gerald Thomas. It is the 19th film in the series of comedies.

Plot Summary

Lady Evelyn Bagley finances an expedition into the African in search of her long lost son. The expedition is led by Bill Boosey, a hunter and guide, and includes among their number Professor Tinkle who is looking for the near-mythical Oozalum bird. Things soon start to go wrong – Lady Evelyn's son, now a -like ape-man, abducts a young woman, a gorilla wreaks havoc in the camp and the men get their hopes up when they are captured by a tribe of beautiful women from the lost world of Aphrodisia!


Directed by: Gerald Thomas
© Rank Film Distributors Limited MCMLXX [1970]
The Rank Organisation presents a Peter Rogers production
Produced by: Peter Rogers
Screenplay by: Talbot Rothwell
Director of Photography: Ernest Steward
Editor: Alfred Roome
Music Composed and Conducted by: Eric Rogers
Sound Recordists: R.T. MacPhee, Ken Barker
Costume Designer: Courteney Elliott
Make-Up: Geoffrey Rodway
Hairdresser: Stella Rivers
Art Director: Vetchinsky
Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England

Frankie Howerd (Professor Inigo Tinkle)
Sidney James (Bill Boosey)
Charles Hawtrey (Tonka/Walter Bagley)
Joan Sims (Lady Evelyn Bagley)
Terry Scott (jungle boy (Ug))
Kenneth Connor (Claude Chumley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Upsidasi)
Jacki Piper (June)
Valerie Leon (Leda)
Reuben Martin (gorilla)
Edwina Carroll (Nerda)
Valerie Moore, Cathi March (Lubi lieutenants)
Danny Daniels (Nosha chief)

Alternative Titles

Carry On Jungleboy – working title
Carry On Up the Congo
Carry on – Die total verrnckte Konigin der Amazonen
– German title
På äventyr i Afrika
– Swedish title

Extracts included in
That's Carry On (1977)


Classic Television no.1 (September 1997) pp.25-33 – review (Carry On remembering by Jim Bright)
Films and Filming vol.16 no.10 (July 1970) p.46 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.436 (May 1970) p.104 – credits, synopsis, review
TV Times 26 August 1989-1 September 1989 p.26 – review
Today's Cinema no.9747 (10 November 1969) p.8 – credits
Today's Cinema no.9796 (17 April 1970) p.12 – review
Variety 22 April 1970 p.17 – credits, synopsis, review

Carry on Confidential by Andy Davidson pp.156-162 – credits, notes
The Carry On Story by Robert Ross pp.110-113 – illustrated article
Elliot's Guide to films on Video by John Elliot p.130 – credits, review
The Official Carry On Facts, Figures & Statistics by Kevin Snelgrove p.116
by Walt Lee p.57 – credits
What a Carry On: The Official Story of the Carry On Film Series compiled by Sally Hibbin and Nina Hibbin pp.110-111 – illustrated article