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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 27, 1972
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ROBINSON THEATER (formerly Collar Th.alra) 30 5 W. W«.h. St. Wi. 341-943* Featuring Only family Typ« Mo NOW SHOWING $.. lh« t*nlm · th« tult! "COLD TURKEY" IN COLO« ·ilk lick »»Bfkt.T«nf»il«, MMilurttllMitif liter Stirs. ·ISI«S««TSUIJKT TWO MOIIS IICHRI: MS 1 110MI. TNIIE SNOWS SAT. ttSUI. $(.!·,: 1:15 fJ,7:lSfJ.«J:l«fJI. Carry On series big success for British producer Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 By Hugh A. Mulligan LONDON (AP)--With a leer and a wink at the adoring public and a raspberry or worse for the critics, the "Carry On" films carry on their "outrageously successful success story at the British box office. "Carry On Matron," No. 23 in the series of bawdy comedies, has just opened in London's West End theater district. All about the theft of birth control pills from a TRAIL DRIVE-IN BELLE, W. VA, GATES OPEN AT 7:00 P.M. ADULTS ONLY ELKVIEW DRIVE-IN ELKVIEW, W. VA. 'BOX CAR BERTHA" STARTS AT DUSK KISSINGordKILLING BOXCAR BERTHA v^- -, - . . 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Ave.--Charleston Open Daily eicepl Sunday'til 5 PM Opf n Warm Monday nights--Phone Idf (onfirmation Telephone 342-51 18 Our 36th rear making IHOOOft HftATKlt-tmif maternity hospital, it carries the sub-title, "Womb At The Top. "Carry On Abroad," a lecherous look at package holiday tours, is now in the cutting room at the Rank Organization's Pinewood Studios in nearby Buckingh- amshire, awaiting the censor's final nervous snip. "Carry On Yanks," the vulgate version of the American Revolution done up as a colonial panty raid, already is simmering juicily in the ribald imagination of script writer Talbot "Tolly" Rothwell, a 54-year-old ex- R. A. F. flight lieutenant who lives and writes in a village named Fulking. "Oh, he would," hooted "Carry On" producer Peter Rogers. "He would." Rogers collapsed helplessly at his own asides, the way the characters in his movies laugh ahead of the audience at the atrociously corny, off-color dialogue that one irate critic dismissed as "corn-porn." "But I";t ay myself. OWENS [LAST 3 DAYS Midtmwn THEATRE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS! BEST ACTOR-6EOR6E C.SCOTT BEST SCREENPLAY-PADDY CHAYEFSKY GEORGE C.SCOTT in "THE HOSPITAL" |PG; Unilt^Artiilsl FUTURES 1:1S, 3:21, S:30,7:41,1:35 WALNUT GROVE ( D R I V E IN T H E A T R E ) Route 35 Wmfield YOJ iflW TMEn «ft f-i the explicit love life of THE DIVORCEE EASTMAN COLOR :$ x? :( '·""''·': M \m. That's the way I am," cheerfully confided the producer whose "Carry On"' films, appearing twice a year since 1958, have never failed to wind up in the Top Ten in British box office receipts. "It doesn't really matter. T h e i m p o r t a n t thing, commercially, isn't what I like or what the critics like, it's what the public likes, especially the women. "The basis of our humor is what makes the women laugh. More than men, they love a good, honest vulgar story. Naughty but nice. Mention certain words like 'knickers' panties in America and they fall on the floor, scream their heads off. Other words just make them titter--not in the literal sense of course . . ." Again the leer and the laugh that has become a "Carry On" bench mark. Rogers gained control of himself. "It's all a matter of knowing how far to go, and, frankly, we don't want to go any further. Some things in films can be permissive to the point of embarassment. Then it's not fun anymore." Four years ago "Carry on Up the Kyber" and "Carry On Camping" placed first and second in the yearly box office tally unannointed by a single film award, local or international. "As a matter of fact the critics were quite rude," said Rogers, still a trifle ruffled. "The only award I got was a rather nice letter from my bank manager." The Sunday Times recently conceded it was "laughable in itself" to carp at such a commercial colossus. Still, the critics carry on in their own sullen way. "Priapic, pun-laden, puerile" was one verdict on last season's "Carry On At Your Convenience," which had to do with a strike in a toilet ware factory and began with the screen credits being unfurled on a roll of lavatory paper. Priapic derives from Pria- pus, an ugly Greek god obsessed with the dimensions of his procreative equipment. The same obsession is not alien to the corn that Rogers and Rothwell harvest so profitably twice a year. Whether on a randy romp through history or libidinously at large in a hospital ward Carry On Doctor, Carry On Nurse, Carry On Matron, Carry on Doctor Again, the series centers around a nucleus of veteran character comics who informally form the only repertoire company in pictures today. Besides Sid James, now a British institution, there are Kenneth Williams, mincing, gay, suave--as the role demands: Charles Hawtrei, befuddled and bespectacled; Bernie Breeslaw, the amiable giant; Hattie Jacques, bulky and indominable; the buxom Barbara Windsor, the bucolic Joan Sims and assorted Naiads bobbing about in bikinis and lacy lingerie. "For them, starting another Carry On is like coming back to school, to play school," said Rogers. With d i r e c t o r Gerald Thomas on the job since the very first picture, Rogers invariably completes shooting in six weeks and always comes in under the $540,000 budget. Kenneth Williams, a versatile actor who recently appeared with Ingrid Bergman in the West End in Shaw's Captain Brassbound's "Confession," has missed only one of the 24 pictures shot so far. Frankie Howerd, Britain's top paid comedian, was a mainstay in the Carry On cast until he graduated to his own TV series. For all their barnyard bonhomie, the Carry On films have all won an "A" or general patronage rating from the British film censor. "The only real trouble we ever have is over individual lines," said Rogers. During the 12 years that John Trevelyan was chief censor, Rogers regularly bombarded him with naughty postcards from Blackpool, Brighton and other seaside resorts to show what sort of humor the public was accustomed to. "I send him off whole batches with a note: 'You won't find any of these dirty jokes in a Carry On film.' Actually, their jokes are even older than ours, and God knows ours are ould enough. Got moss on them." Since "Carry On Sergeant" began the parade, the Carry On films have been dubbed and subtitled in dozens of languages and shown on every continent. Current movies Downtown CAPITOLWKansas C i t y Bomber," with Raquel Welch. K K ARSE--"101 Dalmatians," and "Swiss Finally Robinson." H * A LYRIC -- "Savage Connection," and "Space Thing." OWENS 'MID-TOWN--"The Hospital," with George C. Scott and Diana Rigg. VIRGINIAN'--"What's Up, Doc?" with Barbra Streis- and and Ryan O'Neal. Neighborhood CINEMA SOUTH--"Fiddler on the Roof," with Topol. C I N E M A 21--"Play It Again, Sam" STATE--"Fritz, the Cat." VILLAGE--"The* G r a d u- ate," with Anne Bancroft and Duslin Hoffman. Community ALB AN--"Ben." TRAIL, *EKKVI*EW--"Box- car Bertha," with David Carradine; "Dr. Phibes Rises Again," with Vincent Price. WALNUT* oVVE--"Class Reunion," with Marsha Jordan and Sandy Cary; "Divorcee," with Lloyd Hudson and Marsha Jordan. "It's not true the American market lias been slow," Rogers insists. " 'Carry On Nurse,' the second one, went like a rocket. The only place they haven't been shown is France. The French just have a different sense of humor. Maybe not dirty enough for them." Question Box Q.--What is the name of the TV series in which Elliott Gould is going to star? I think Gould is terrific and I can't wait to see him with his own series.--P. W., Rossville, Ga. A.--You have been misinformed. . .Gould is not set to star in a TV series of his own. He is very busy with his film career and has no plans for series TV at the present time. SHOW STARTS AT DUSK VALLEY DRIVE-IN ST. ALBANS NOW SHOWING KISSINC, HER HOBBY KILLING, HER BUSINESS BARBARA HERSHEYas COLOR · ' WUIU 2ND THRIUINCfdUUftf DR.PHIBES RISES AGAIN! LE*G33" Color x . VINCENT PRICE ml -- THURS-FRI-SAT i- Hoim nut Dtirrii tiooo J-'-HOUSI 01 t»IK WIDOWS" ]- HOIIOIHOUil" NOW SHOWING _ X RATED -ADULTS ONLY They Came from the Four Corners of Hell to Make the... SAVAGE CONNECTION NO ONE IN COLOR ALLOWED 10s CHARLESTON, W. VA. SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

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