Carry on Cleo stands head and shoulders above the rest of this variable comic series, combining a genuinely witty script, excellent performances and good production values (thanks to the use of sets from the previous years Burton-Taylor production).
it seems that the scriptwriter and cast,let off the normal constraints of the series, were determined to excel.
In addition to the oft-quoted Kenneth Williams line (‘Infamy, Infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!’), there are other gems; ‘Ptolemy?’ , ‘I AM TELLING YOU!!!’, and to Gloria, the British girl who falls ill aboard ship – ‘Oh well, Sic Transit Gloria!’.
If you only see one Carry On film, make sure that this is it.