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Carry On Emmannuelle is a 1978 Carry On movie. It was the series' take on Awful British Sex Comedy films that were really popular at the time, such as the memorable Confessions of a... series.

Emmannuelle was slated by anyone who watched it, and is unanimously agreed to be the series' Fanon Discontinuity. At least all the fans had accused the film of shark jumping, and the ones who didn't were never fans of the British sex comedies to begin with. Others were just hesitant after sitting through the Clip Show That's Carry On! and the Pinewood Studios' embarrassment Carry On England, which was infamously withdrawn from cinema viewing after three days.

The movie stars Suzanne Danielle as the titular French-born Emmannuelle, who is returning to England to surprise her husband, the French Ambassador Emile Prevert (Kenneth Williams), but not before getting very amorous with another passenger in the plane bathroom. When she meets up with her husband at his grand mansion, they immediately become amorous. Hilarity Ensues.


Also appearing were Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas and Peter Butterworth, but honestly, you wouldn't really notice.

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  • Adorkable: The butler (portrayed by Jack Douglas) at the Preverts' house, who thinks that Emmannuelle is his mistress when he didn't have a mistress.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Emmanuelle.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Emmannuelle definitely plays this straight, having sex with numerous men over the course of the film.
  • Awful British Sex Comedy: Much to the fanbase's annoyance.
  • Demoted to Extra: Most of the film regulars, who are shoved into the background in (according to the fans) embarrassing roles, and were arguably looking exhausted and bored.
  • Europeans Are Kinky: Emmannuelle for definite.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: More so than other Carry On films.
    • Emmannuelle mindlessly stroking a steward's leg with a sultry Kubrick Stare as he is trying to assist another passenger in the overhead locker, followed by another passenger asking the distracted man whether he was "coming" over to assist him.
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    • Emile cannot straighten his body during sex because he is "completely bent".
    • Emile mentions to Emmannuelle about the British phrase "Tom, Dick and/or Harry", and she replies that she "doesn't want Tom or Harry."
  • Irony: The immigration officer (an obvious Indian-born man) claiming that he cannot let any foreigners into Britain that were trying to get in illegally ... all while Twerp Sweating and looking very uncomfortable.
  • Punny Name:
    • The French couple with the surname "Prevert".
    • Mrs Dangle (portrayed by Joan Sims). Whatever "dangle" refers to is up to the viewer.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: Granted, Emmannuelle hadn't got her clothing from the man she seduced, but she forgets her dress on the plane and ends up in her husband's home with only the coat she was wearing.
  • Visual Pun: The nose of the Concorde bending upwards when Emmannuelle gets the male passenger into the toilets.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: The producers of the Carry On films ran into legal troubles with the producers of the Emmanuelle films over the use of the name. Their solution? Spell it with an extra N as Emmannuelle.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Emmannuelle within her first scene, joining (or rather, renewing her membership of) the Mile-High Club on her way back home to surprise her husband. Her adulterous affairs multiply from there.


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