Carry On Henry. Henry VIII (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions
Carry On Henry

Carry On Henry

  • 1971 film

Historical hamming from the Carry On regulars. Henry VIII is up in arms about the garlic breath of his wife, Marie de Normandy. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott and more.

Carry On Henry. Henry VIII (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1971
Stars
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Connor, Julian Holloway and more
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
Companies

Historical hamming from the Carry On regulars. Henry VIII is up in arms about the garlic breath of his wife, Marie de Normandy. But although he finds it a turn-off, his equerry, Sir Roger de Loggerley, is enamoured by it and becomes her lover. The lecherous king, meanwhile, decides it is time for a new wife and plots with Thomas Cromwell and Cardinal Wolsey to get rid of Marie.

All does not go to plan for Henry, however; Marie's first cousin is Francis, the King of France, who alters between offering a substantial financial gift upon the birth of their first child, and threatening all-out war with England if she is in the least bit uncomfortable or upset!

It's all a bit too much for the King, especially when the royal physician announces she's fallen pregnant - he knows he can't be the father! But Marie and Roger's bedroom-doings could be just the excuse Henry needs, and after the beautiful young Bettina of Bristol arrives in court, he's keener than ever to see the back of Marie and her garlic-munching ways!

Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
89 minutes
UK cinematic release
Thursday 3rd June 1971
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

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  • Sunday 29th August 2021 at 10:50am on ITV3
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Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios

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