Carry on Henry

Trivia: Peter Rogers at one stage planned to cast Harry Secombe in the role of King Henry VIII.

Trivia: During production, peppermint was used for the garlic that Joan Sims' character, Queen Marie, eats during the film. But on one occasion, director Gerald Thomas replaced the peppermint with real garlic. Watch for Sims' obvious reaction when she eats it.

Trivia: The Bearded Torturer is portrayed by Dave Prowse, who later became famous as the Green Cross Code Man and Darth Vader in the first three "Star Wars" movies.

Trivia: Singer David Essex had half a day's work on this "Carry On" as a page boy, but his performance sadly ended up on the cutting room floor during the editing stage of the movie.

Trivia: The coat worn by Sid James in this film is the same one worn by Richard Burton in "Anne of a Thousand Days".

Trivia: The character "Fawkes" is widely assumed to be Guy Fawkes, who was not born until 23 years after Henry VIII's death. However a deleted scene (described in "The Lost Carry Ons" by Morris Bright and Robert Ross) makes it clear the character was intended to be an ancestor of Guy Fawkes.

Revealing mistake: When Henry VIII runs out of the cowshed from the irate farmer, you can see it is not Sid James but his stunt double.

More mistakes in Carry on Henry

Cardinal Wolsey: A drink, Ma'am?
Queen Marie: Thank you.
Cardinal Wolsey: I can heartily recommend the porter here.
Queen Marie: Really? Then do send him up to my room later.

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