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Writer:
Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 December 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Carry On laughing until you have hysterics, but...Don't Lose Your Head!
Plot:
The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sidney James ... Sir Rodney Ffing / The Black Fingernail
Kenneth Williams ... Citizen Camembert

Jim Dale ... Lord Darcy Pue
Charles Hawtrey ... Duc de Pommfrit
Peter Butterworth ... Citizen Bidet
Joan Sims ... Désirée Dubarry
Dany Robin ... Jacqueline
Peter Gilmore ... Citizen Robespierre
Marianne Stone ... Landlady
Michael Ward ... Henri
Leon Greene ... Malabonce
David Davenport ... Sergeant
Richard Shaw ... Captain of Soldiers
Valerie Van Ost ... Second Lady / Girl at Execution
Jennifer Clulow ... First Lady
Jacqueline Pearce ... Third Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ronnie Brody ... Little Man (uncredited)
June Cooper ... Girl (uncredited)
Billy Cornelius ... Soldier (uncredited)
Monika Dietrich ... Girl (uncredited)
Hugh Futcher ... Guard (uncredited)
Joan Ingram ... Bald-headed Dowager (uncredited)
Penny Keen ... Girl (uncredited)
Diana MacNamara ... Princess Stephanie (uncredited)
Elspeth March ... Lady Binder (uncredited)
Michael Nightingale ... 'What locket?' Man (uncredited)
Julian Orchard ... Rake (uncredited)
Christine Pryor ... Girl (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Messenger (uncredited)
Anna Willoughby ... Girl (uncredited)
Karen Young ... Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Talbot Rothwell  screenplay

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Rogers 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Rod Nelson-Keys  (as Rod Keys)
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Couch 
 
Makeup Department
Stella Rivers .... hair stylist
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
John Wilcox .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack Swinburne .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Jim Brennan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
Arthur Taksen .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Wally Nelson .... sound editor (as W. Nelson)
Danny Daniel .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Diana MacNamara .... stunt double: Duc De Pommfrit (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Devis .... camera operator
Bert Bosher .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Steve Claydon .... focus puller (uncredited)
Harry Gillard .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Selby-Walker .... costumes
 
Music Department
Eric Rogers .... musical director
 
Other crew
Rita Davison .... continuity
Terry Gilbert .... choreographer
Jeremy Taylor .... horse master
Bob Anderson .... fight arranger (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don't Lose Your Head" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987)
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Trivia:
No ad-libbing was allowed during the making of a "Carry On..." film, however Jim Dale was allowed to ad lib once during the film.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Camembert, Bidet and Desirée come across the girl and soldiers in the Chateau, the girl is plucking a harp and singing. Right before Camembert tells them to stop, the soldiers sing "Yeah, yeah, yeah!" The girl's mouth is moving, but the soldiers' mouths don't move.See more »
Quotes:
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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...
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Why The French Do Not Like The English, 4 April 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This film is set during the French Revolution in 1789, where public executions were carried out efficiently and, seemingly, for entertainment. Basically, in order to stop all these rampant executions, two British noblemen, played by Sid James and Jim Dale (of course) travel to France and use various ways to thwart them. This is very amusing, in that their symbol of valiance is the "Black Fingernail", a funny send up of the "Scarlet Pimpernel". As it is a Carry On film, you're going to get one liners, slapstick, sight gags etc. You also get some pretty decent swashbuckling, that was a surprise. Also, you get a lot of speaking to the camera, also funny. Not perfect, but an amusing film. I'd recommend it, especially if you're a Carry On fan.

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