David and Catherine Robinson (Leslie Phillips and Geraldine McEwan) inherit a large old country house and decide to run a holiday home for the children of well-to-do parents who are looking for a place to dump their children for the summer.
The children are a rambunctious lot, especially the American boy. You can tell he’s American from the little tough guy American slang he uses, an affectation that quite rightly annoys David.
The other children include the son of a social-climbing scrap merchant; two sons of a Middle Eastern King; two daughters of African politicians; the daughter of a Duke; a boy with a seriously ill mother, and a sexy boy-crazy teenager (Julia Lockwood) with a vivid imagination.
Made by the Carry On team of producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas for Anglo Amalgamated, it’s a soppy, largely unfunny effort, but Joan Hickson is a riot as the drunken cook, and Irene Handl is superb as the officious alderwoman Miss Spicer who wants the house as a home for underprivileged children.
Exterior shots were filmed at Birchens Spring, near Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, with the interiors filmed at Pinewood Studio.
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