On Film 4 tonight at 7.10pm
Elke Sommer should have been in more Carry On films. She’s brilliant in this one playing Professor Anna Vrooshka. Kenneth Williams (if you like Kenny, you might want to click here) plays Professor Roland Crump and Bernard Breslaw plays Arthur Upmore. These are two of my all-time favourite Carry On scenes:
Prof. Roland Crump: We can’t share a caravan.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: You thinking you getting crumpet, no?
Prof. Roland Crump: Certainly not, where on earth did you learn that expression?
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: Crumpet, is to squash it, it is in dictionary, crumpet is to squash it together.
Prof. Roland Crump: Oh! You mean cramped.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: It’s what I say crumpet.
Prof. Roland Crump: Crumpet, crumbit, crampit, well I’m not staying round here much longer, I’m going to the pub to see if they have rooms there.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: Maybe you’re getting crumpet in pub also?
Professor Vrooshka is cleaning her dirty caravan but finds her scrubbing brush isn’t working very well.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: Ahh, scrubber. Scrubber no working, borrowing from comrades.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: Excuse please, ahh this is nice, this is very nice, no?
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: In this caravan you’re not getting much crumpet, no?
Arthur Upmore: Pardon?
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: CRUMPET.
Arthur Upmore: Yes that’s what I thought you said.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka : You see, I am keeping a, how you say, a dirrrty caravan.
Arthur Upmore: Keeping a what?
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: You see, I am having birds in my caravan you want to come and see?
Arthur Upmore: No thank you, not just now.
Prof. Anna Vrooshka: Therefore, I am going round camp looking for scrubbers.
Arthur Upmore: Really?