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Carry on Girls (1973)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  November 1973 (UK)
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Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »

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Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the local women's liberation movement, has other ideas. It's open warfare as the women's lib attempt to sabotage the contest. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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When it comes to Beauty Queens - it's carry on and bust!

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There is an in-house joke at Rank Film Distributors when Joan Sims' character crashes into a gong. See more »

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When Hope Springs says, "Sid, wait for me," her lips do not move. See more »

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Ida Downs: Oh! You're a dirty old man!
Admiral: [to Connie] Mrs. Philpotts, I wish to complain. This young woman molested me.
Ida Downs: Well, I like that!
Admiral: Whether you like it or not, my dear, is quite immaterial.
Sid Fiddler: [to Ida] Yes, all right, darling, I'll sort it out.
Admiral: Cheeky little thing! I'd like to put her across my knee.
Connie Philpotts: I'm sure you would, Admiral!
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The team have feminists in their sights.
23 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The seaside resort of Fircombe is struggling to attract the tourists, so Sid Fiddler (Sid James) proposes a beauty contest to draw some much needed punters into the town. Getting the inept Mayor (Kenneth Connor) to agree was easy enough, but opposition comes in the form of Augusta Prodworthy (June Whitfield) and her league of feminists.

Lurid, smutty and just about average in the pantheon of the Carry On series. No Kenneth Williams for this one, but a point of interest is that Robin Askwith appears for the only time. Askwith ironically would become the star of the "Confessions" series of film's which would take the sex comedy to a whole new plateau from 1974 onwards. Carry On Girls has its moments, Bernie Bresslaw in drag brings quite a few gags, while Peter Butterworth as a lecherous old man steals the film.

Also pleasing for the franchise faithful is that the Sid James and Barbara Windsor (Hope Springs) pairing gets a nice arc befitting the relationship the pair built up during the series. Beauty contests and feminist whiles are given the treatment in Talbot Rothwell's screenplay, and the dying seaside town in need of a boost has a certain warmth to it (filmed on location in Brighton on England's South Coast). But really it's mild Carry On fare outside of the flesh and double entendres that are laced in humorous stereotypical cheapness. 5/10


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