Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee... See full summary »
The original title by Talbot Rothwell was 'Poopdecker R.N. but Peter Rogers who owned the rights to James Mitchell's 'Steady Boys Steady' adopted it for Talbot's script but it was quickly changed to Talbot's alternative 'Up the Armada'but the film censor thought it too lewd so it became a Carry on. During shooting it was referred to as 'Carry on Sailor'
If you've got a heart of oak, it's got a worm in it.
There are several references to "gold sovereigns". Sovereigns (20 shillings) weren't issued until 1820. Prior to that, the gold coins in use were Guineas (21 shillings).
A dialogue reference to "The birds and the bees" was cut from the original cinema release by the BBFC and the line remains missing in all later video/DVD releases.