Carry On Cleo

Trivia: If the props and sets on 'Carry On Cleo' look to be unusually lavish, this is no surprise. They were not made for the movie. Producer Peter Rogers just seized the opportunity of re-cycling the props and sets from the famous Richard Burton/Liz Taylor movie (the very same movie that they were sending up, incidentally). The props and sets had been left behind at Pinewood Studios when production of the Burton/Taylor "Cleopatra" moved to Rome.

Trivia: Caesar's line, "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" is frequently voted among the funniest lines in British comedy. It has also been voted the all-time funniest one-liner in a film.

Trivia: Charles Hawtrey plays Seneca, father of Calpurnia (Joan Sims). In real life, Hawtrey was only 16 years older than Sims.

Revealing mistake: Near the beginning, Hengist and Horsa are watching a young cave couple dragging each other around. Hengist is pouring Horsa a drink and you can see him pour, raise the jug, then Horsa takes a sip from his cup. All this time it is patently obvious that no liquids are in the vessels.

More mistakes in Carry On Cleo

Julius Caesar: Tony.
Mark Antony: Julie! I caught you with your toga up.
Julius Caesar: Oh yes, I'm sorry I've caught something, one of these local things I can't seem to shake off. It's called "a-stinking-cold".

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