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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Only film in the Carry On franchise not to have the "Carry On" prefix in its title. See more
When Camembert unfolds the Black Fingernail's calling card in his office, the shot of him doing it shows all four of the fingers of his left hand behind the paper. When we see that it is the calling card, his index and middle fingers have moved in front of the paper. 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 ...
Spoofs The Scarlet Pimpernel
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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