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Carry on Pimpernel (1966)
"Don't Lose Your Head" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Marianne Stone ...
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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>

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Carry On laughing until you have hysterics, but...Don't Lose Your Head!


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14 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The first "Carry On..." film to include a non-British player. Dany Robin was French and actually stayed in England following the completion of the film. See more »

Goofs

Pommfrit swings out of a window during the fight scene in the Chateau Neuf. When he re-enters, he starts fighting a soldier with a black hat. When the soldier smashes the bottle of wine with his sword in the next shot (and for the remainder of the fight), the hat is gone. See more »

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Narrator: 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 ...
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Followed by Carry on Matron (1972) See more »

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La Marseillaise
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Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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good movie
12 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Carry on don't lose your head is based on great scarlet pimpernel story from 19th century France. It is performed by the carry on team and is one of the carry on historical setting films of the 1960s like carry on cleo and up the Khyber. It is regarded as one of the strong carry ons of series. One half of the carry on team is on one side, the other half is on other. Sid james stars as scarlet pimpernel pitted against kenneth williams as french authorities pursuing citizen bidet. There are big sets used for film such as mansion where fancy dress ball held with dancing, posh costumes and jokes between sid james, kenneth williams and joan sims as sid james pretends to be an aristocrat. Other memorable sets are sunrise big gardens duel between sid james and authority enemy charles hawtrey and the public guillotining of criminals in France which the scarlet pimpernel hoping to avoid


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