Carry On Cowboy

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"How the west was lost!"
  • NR
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.2  (3,346)

Carry On Cowboy is a British comedy film from 1965 that takes on the classic Western genre. Directed by Gerald Thomas, it stars some of the biggest names in British comedy including Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Joan Sims, and Charles Hawtrey. The film is set in the lawless town of Stodge City, where the Mayor (played by Kenneth Williams) is struggling to keep law and order. He decides to send for a new Sheriff to clean up the town, and the job falls on an unsuspecting Englishman named Marshal P. Knutt (Jim Dale).

Upon his arrival, Knutt finds himself in over his head as he faces off against the ruthless gunslinger Johnny Finger (Sidney James) and his gang, who are terrorizing the town. In his efforts to restore peace, Knutt has a series of misadventures and hilarious encounters with the quirky townspeople, including Belle (Angela Douglas), the Mayor's daughter, and Annie (Joan Sims), the local saloon girl.

The film parodies Western movie stereotypes and clichés with a mix of slapstick humor, absurd situations, and witty puns. There are gunfights, horse chases, and bar brawls, all played for laughs. The dialogue is loaded with innuendos and double entendres, which were a trademark of the Carry On series.

The cast is impressive, and every actor delivers a memorable performance. Sidney James steals the show as the villainous Johnny Finger, with his trademark sneer and gravelly voice. Jim Dale is endearing as the bumbling hero, who manages to save the day despite his lack of Western skills. Kenneth Williams is hilarious as the befuddled Mayor, whose attempts to sound tough are comically inept.

Joan Sims is delightful as Annie, the saloon girl with a heart of gold, who is the object of Marshal Knutt's affections. She has some of the film's funniest lines and moments, and her chemistry with Jim Dale is charming.

The film's score, composed by Eric Rogers, is upbeat and catchy, with a Western flavor. It perfectly complements the action and adds to the film's overall lighthearted tone.

Overall, Carry On Cowboy is a fun and entertaining film that will delight fans of Westerns and British comedy alike. It's a classic example of the Carry On series' brand of humor, which has proven to be enduringly popular over the years. If you're looking for a good laugh and some feel-good entertainment, this film is definitely worth checking out.

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    6.2  (3,346)