The original Carry On series of films encompassed an impressive span of 31 films from 1958 to 1992. The hallmark of the film series was to poke fun at national institutions such as the NHS, but there was also a strong focus on parodying film genres too. The mood of the films were light-hearted, irreverent and humorous and though not what you would class as high-art’, the Carry On films were generally very successful.
As with anything that involves satire, there were a number of controversies throughout the film series’ run, but none so peculiar as the legal case that sprung up around the poster for Carry On Cleo (1965)…
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