Carry on Columbus Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition. But the Sultan of Turkey, who makes a great deal of money through taxing the merchants who have to pass through his country on the current route, sends his best spy, Fatima, to wreck the trip.
A brave continuation of a great series
I know its not up to the standard of alot of the older films, but its miles ahead of Emmanuelle and England im my opinion. It also has some VERY funny lines, the best ever in any Carry On film in fact:
“Now Columbus. Father Torquemada has read your document”
“But its in Hebrew”
“Yes, well he had a Jewish grandmother didn’t he?”
“At the seminary I attended it was compulsory”
“What you mean they all had Jewish grandmothers?”
Absolutely the best line in any Carry On film! Along with other good ones like:
“In gods name… Make it go!”
“Fine foods. Exotic women. Gay companions”
Yeah its not as good as the others and doesn’t feel part of the series with so little of the original stars involved, but its good enough in parts and I hear tell that they are now making another film ‘Carry On London’ – bring it on!