Carrying on: The Carry Ons and Films of Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas (Hardcover)

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Carrying On presents the complete story of the Carry Ons, which have made Britain laugh for generations on film, television, and stage, and of the unique British filmmaking partnership of producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas. Writer and film historian Ian Fryer takes us on a journey into the glorious days of classic British humor, bringing to life the Carry On films and the vibrant, fascinating world of comedy from which they sprang.

This lively and entertaining book presents detailed histories of the thirty-one Carry On films, revealing a cinematic legacy that is often more clever and complex than expected--from the post-war optimism of Carry On Sergeant and Carry On Nurse, via mini-epics such as Carry On Cleo, all the way to the smut-tinged 1970s. Carrying On also turns the spotlight onto the host of other productions the Rogers and Thomas partnership brought to the screen along with detailed biographies of legendary Carry On stars, such as Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, and Barbara Windsor who have brought fun and laughter to millions for decades.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781781559062
ISBN-10: 1781559066
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication Date: March 31st, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English