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Carry On at Your Convenience

New this month Continuity mistake: When Sid says "Just because I've had a bit of luck for a change" to Benny in the booking shop, Benny takes the cigar out of his mouth, but when the camera is behind Sid in the next shot, the cigar is back in Benny's mouth and he takes it out a second time.

New this month Continuity mistake: In a full view of Vic rallying the pickets at the main gate outside W.C. Boggs and Son, Bernie is standing next to Vic and he has nothing in his hands, but in a close-up of Vic and Bernie in the next shot, Bernie is now holding a cricket bat.

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film when the women have broken up the strike, after everyone has gone back in Sid James and Hattie Jacques are standing talking in front of Sid's car you can see the boom mike reflecting in the window of Sid's car.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs Spanner serves Mr Coote his dish of steak and kidney pie, Mr Coote can be seen with his left hand on his face, but in a close-up of the dish, he now has both hands on his lap.

Continuity mistake: When Sid Plummer confronts W.C. Boggs in his office, they hear a commotion outside and go to the window to see what it is. The view from the window shows Vic Spanner being spanked over his mother's knee. In the next shot, Vic is rallying the pickets outside the main gate and his mother and the other women aren't there, although they turn up later in the same scene.

Continuity mistake: When Lewis and Myrtle are at The Whippit Inn, a waitress comes to their table to pick up their glasses and you can see there is a glass in front of Lewis. In the next shot, he is putting down his glass without him having picked it up.

Continuity mistake: During the lunch scene in Fred and Chloe's kitchen, the slab of butter on the dish is pointing to the left in long shots, but in close-ups of Fred, the butter is pointing to the right.

Continuity mistake: On the coach trip into Brighton, when Mr. Lewis is following in his car, the shadow is on the lefthand side of the car. However, when he is shown behind the bus, the sun has changed sides, giving the shadow on the other side. In the same sequence, he is seen travelling on a dual-carriageway. But when he is shown waving at Myrtle at the rear of the coach, he is shown travelling along a three-laned road.

Continuity mistake: When Fred is speaking to Chloe during the lunch scene, Fred's plate is right in front of him on the table but when Chloe says "I mean of Sid", we cut back to Fred and his plate has now moved further up.

Continuity mistake: When Sid goes over to the Joey's cage after he says his first chirp, Joey can be seen on the right on the perch, but in a close-up, he is now on the left.

Visible crew/equipment: As the coach door opens in Brighton the camera lights are reflected in the windows.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the lunch scene in Fred and Chloe's kitchen, there is a bottle of tomato ketchup on the table and the cap is beside the bottle. But in the shot of Chloe reading her magazine and drinking her tea, look at the ketchup bottle and the cap is now on it.

Continuity mistake: When Vic and Bernie enter the cinema, we cut to Lewis and Myrtle and you can see Vic is already sitting behind them, with his motorcycle helmet in his lap. In the next shot, Vic and Bernie shuffle along the row and take up their seats.

Continuity mistake: When Myrtle collides with Lewis when pushing her tea trolley, Lewis is initially standing in front of a notice board, but in the next shot he is standing in the front of the doors.

Continuity mistake: When Sid James and Hattie Jacques are trying to get Joey to talk, you can see the ladder in Joey's cage is straight, but in close-ups of the cage, the ladder is crooked.

Continuity mistake: When Mr Boggs tells Miss Withering that "two weeks of this strike has finished us", you can see that that Miss Withering's cardigan is open but in the next shot it is now covering her shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Vic is telling his mother about the strike, he points his finger at her when he tells her was only doing it "for the good of the workers" and then he puts his hand down. But when his mother tells Vic that he's just like his father, we cut to Vic and he is pointing his finger at her again.

Continuity mistake: When Vic tries to drag Bernie out of the cinema, Vic initially has his hand under Bernie's arm but in the next shot his hand is now by his crash helmet.

Continuity mistake: When Vic Spanner meets the manager in the hotel, Vic shakes the manager's hand, but when we see the manager in the next shot, he now has his hands in front of his suit.

Continuity mistake: When Lewis and Myrtle are dancing at the club, Lewis bumps into Roger. At this point, Roger and Lewis are only a few inches apart from each other, but in the next shot they are now touching shoulders.

Audio problem: In WC Boggs' office, Charles Coote has just designed a toilet and Sid Plummer decides to test it by sitting down on it and reading The Sporting Life. Charles says, "It was hardly designed for a reading room", and in the next shot he can seen saying the word "room" again but with no sound.

Factual error: About ten minutes into the film, in the scene where there is a staff meeting deciding whether they should strike, the junior assistant talks about how much tea breaks cost the company each week. He says something along the lines of 'each member of staff has 18 toilet visits a day due to drinking tea. At four minutes a time this contributes to 72 minutes each day lost. This means we lose 15 hours a week due to visits to the toilet'. Even if the staff worked seven days a week, this would only amount to 8.4 hours lost.

Continuity mistake: When Miss Withering tells Mr Boggs about the fortune teller at the Brighton Pier, Mr Boggs is eating some jellied eels and you can see he has his hand in the pot, but in the next shot his hand is now out of the pot.

Continuity mistake: During his conversation with Sid, Benny the Bookie's cigar grows shorter and larger between shots.

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Continuity mistake: On the closeup with Sid sitting on the chair, you see two knitting needles, one on either side of his jacket. When Hatty and Sid are in view, the jacket completely covers the knitting needles, next shot, closeup again, needles seen again.


Continuity mistake: On the trip BACK from Brighton the coach stops at numerous pubs. You see the name of each pub they all stop at but the reflection on the side of the coach each time shows them getting off and on at the SAME place.


Continuity mistake: The 1st scene with Hatty talking to the bird shows 1/2 of the lounge. There is a newspaper on the left side of the sofa leaning against the back of the sofa. When Sid sits down, the newspaper has gone completely.

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Continuity mistake: A suited and booted chap with a flyaway mop of copper hair can be seen walking down the street when Bernie first pulls up outside the Spanners' house. Soon after, the same man can be seen across the road from the parked motorbike. A few seconds later, there he is again, back walking down the street behind Vic.

Continuity mistake: On the coach on the way to Brighton, look at the road they are on when Mr Lewis is chasing them. It turns to the left of the screen. In the next shot inside the coach the road is different and turns to the right. Also, when Mr Lewis waves when he is behind the coach you can see a shadow. But when Vic puts his arm around Myrtle the shadow disappears.

Continuity mistake: When the coach pulls up Brighton where they are supposed to have their lunch Bernie is the first one out. In the shot before he is right at the back. Also, when he comes out the girl he was with is nowhere in sight.


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