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Carry on Girls (1973)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 9 November 1973 (UK)
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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Bernard Bresslaw appears in drag, when his character Peter Potter is masquerading as "Patricia Potter". Due to his baldness and his disguise, this means that at one point he is wearing one wig on top of another. See more »

Goofs

When the Mayor asks his wife to make him a cup of tea, after she has made the tea she sits down with a cigarette in her mouth, but when the shot changes the cigarette is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Miss Dawn Brakes: Excuse me, is this the train to the beauty contest?
Peter Potter: Yes, that's right.
Miss Dawn Brakes: Oh good.
[to Paula]
Miss Dawn Brakes: Are you coming?
Paula Perkins: Certainly not!
[Miss Dawn Brakes looks Paula Perkins up and down]
Miss Dawn Brakes: Perhaps you're right.
[Looking into the carriage; to Peter]
Miss Dawn Brakes: Are you in this one?
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The opening credits feature cartoon representations of beauty pageant entrants with puns for titles: Miss Conduct, Miss Represent, Miss Conception, Miss Hap, Miss Fortune, Miss Used, Miss Shaped, Miss Trust, Miss Handled, Miss Manage, Miss Placed, Miss Spent, Miss Stake, Miss Demeanour, and Miss Adventure. Each "beauty queen" is depicted in a manner befitting their name, for example Miss Conduct is behaving inappropriately with a judge, Miss Conception is pregnant, Miss Hap and Miss Fortune suffer wardrobe malfunctions, and so on. See more »

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Featured in Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) See more »

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Sauciest Carry On ever
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

CARRY ON GIRLS is probably the one CARRY ON film that cements this film series's reputation as the 'smutty postcards' of the film world. It's certainly the sauciest of all the CARRY ON films to date, using the excuse of a beauty contest to reveal the flesh of as many girls as possible, and indeed the fresh beauty of the starlets (in particular Valerie Leon, Margaret Nolan, and Wendy Richard (!)) puts everybody else, the regular team included, into the shade.

The story is some silly thing about scheming councillors (Sid James playing himself, and a delightfully stuffy Kenneth Connor) arranging a beauty contest only to have their efforts thwarted by the local women's lib, led by an enjoyable June Whitfield. In reality, though, what we get are endless innuendos, risqué sight gags, and plenty more besides. It's a film in which Peter Butterworth's groping old bloke is played for laughs, so what more can you say?

Yes, the format feels a little tired and stale by now, with Bernard Bresslaw's cross-dressing antics bringing to mind those of Kenneth Cope in CARRY ON MATRON and a general seen-it-all-before sense to the proceedings. But, for better or worse, CARRY ON GIRLS provides one of the most unforgettable set-pieces of all the franchise, and I'm talking about THAT eye-popping cat-fight between Barbara Windsor and Margaret Nolan. People always remember the exercise scene from CARRY ON CAMPING but this goes considerably further and once watched is difficult to erase from the memory banks.


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