The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid there French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes "the black fingernail", scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police... Written by
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Carry On laughing until you have hysterics, but...Don't Lose Your Head!
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Alternate titles included "Short Back and Sides", "Heads You Lost", "Death Of A Hat Salesman" , "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me A Tourniquet" and "A Romance of the French Revolution by Talbot Rothwell
or a script with cuts in it by Ivor Guillotine. See more
Sir Rodney has his right hand right next to his snuff box after he slots it into the guillotine runner. In the next shot, his right hand is higher up and further away from the snuff box than it was without him moving his hand. See more
Paris, 1789. The Great Revolution has begun. The hands of the masses are smeared with the blood of the poor bleeding aristocracy. Every day the tumbrels run a regular half-hour service between the Bastille and the many guillotines around the city. The growing mounds of noble heads are only matched by the growing mounds of unused return tickets. No-one is spared. Madame La Guillotine claims them all. Dukes and Duchesses, Lords and Ladies, men and women of both sexes. A dozen times ...
Referenced in QI: Cheating
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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