Carry On Columbus. Image shows from L to R: Don Juan Diego (Julian Clary), Christopher Columbus (Jim Dale)
Carry On Columbus

Carry On Columbus

  • 1992 film

Revival of the classic comedy series, set aboard the ship of Christopher Columbus as he attempts to find an alternative route to the Far East. Stars Jim Dale, Bernard Cribbins, Maureen Lipman, Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle and more.

Carry On Columbus. Image shows from L to R: Christopher Columbus (Jim Dale), Don Juan Diego (Julian Clary)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1992
Stars
Jim Dale, Bernard Cribbins, Maureen Lipman, Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall, Charles Fleischer, Larry Miller and more
Writers
Dave Freeman and John Antrobus
Directors
Gerald Thomas and Gareth Tandy
Producers
John Goldstone and Peter Rogers
Companies

Italian map-maker Christopher Columbus and his brother, Bart, find their opportunity to locate a long-fabled sea route to the Indies and make their fortunes when a Jewish-Christian convert named Mordecai Mendoza brings him a many centuries-old Hebrew account of a ship successfully making such a journey.

Together, the trio set off for Portugal where they seek the patronage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Aragon and Castile in their endeavour: in return for the necessary ship, men and supplies, the King stands to benefit from the huge riches the Far East has to offer. However, also on the group's tail are two agents of the Turkish Sultan. He stands to lose huge tax revenues if a sea route is discovered, thus interrupting the silk road's route to Europe through his country, and tasks the pair with keeping an eye on the Columbus brothers' progress, and if necessary frustrating and sabotaging their endeavour.

However, thanks in no small part to Queen Isabella's lobbying of her husband, the band are awarded their requirements and, having conscripted a crew from condemned prisoners - plus the effeminate prison governor - their journey for the Indies begins.

Additional details

Tagline
Up your anchor for a well crewed voyage!
Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
PG
Duration
91 minutes
UK cinematic release
October 1992
UK premiere
Friday 2nd October 1992, Odeon Leicester Square
Distributors

United International Pictures

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios

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