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Bikini Baby (1951)

Lady Godiva Rides Again (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 1952 (USA)
An unsophisticated and impressionable young girl finds herself in trouble after winning a beauty pageant.


Frank Launder




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Price ... Simon Abott
John McCallum ... Larry Burns
Stanley Holloway ... Mr. Clark
Pauline Stroud Pauline Stroud ... Marjorie Clark
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Clark
Bernadette O'Farrell Bernadette O'Farrell ... Janie
George Cole George Cole ... Johnny
Diana Dors ... Dolores August
Eddie Byrne ... Eddie Mooney
Kay Kendall ... Sylvia
Renee Houston ... Beattie
Dora Bryan ... Lady in Charge of Publicity
Sidney James ... Lew Beeson
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... Compere
Eddie Leslie Eddie Leslie ... Comic (as Eddy Leslie)


Marjorie Clark (Pauline Stroud) wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva, though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery slope for simple home-town Marge. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Theatrical movie debut of Anne Heywood (Dorothy Marlowe - Beauty Contestant). See more »


When Mrs. Clark complains about serving customers, while leaving her ironing, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible at the top of screen. See more »


Hawtrey Murington - Optimum Films: The casting director is no longer with us. Murington alone remains, and he faces you.
Marjorie Clark: You mean you're "the" Mr. Murington?
Hawtrey Murington - Optimum Films: No longer "the" - - "that."
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A good girl gets her chance to be in pictures
31 March 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Pauline Stroud the star of Lady Godiva Rides Again had a respectable career. But a lot of very familiar folks are down the cast list of this film

In Lady Godiva Strikes Again, Stroud a working class girl from the midlands who on a lark enters a beauty contest and wins. She gets to ride as Lady Godiva did through the streets of Coventry, but this could also mean a career in the British cinema.

Her father Stanley Holloway playing a role as dad that Eugene Pallette would have done in America is real skeptical about this. So's her working class boyfriend George Cole, nice guy but a bit of a lout. No reason she shouldn't reach for the stars.

Dennis Price is the nominal star of this film, but he's got a limited amount of screen time. He plays a supercilious screen star, a whole lot like the part he did in Kind Hearts And Coronets. An arranged studio date with Stroud turns out to be a disaster all around with the paparazzi getting a most indelicate picture of him.

Down the cast list though you will find British beauties Diana Dors and Joan Collins and Kay Kendall as contestants, Sidney James as a casting director and Alastair Sim as a milk drinking (ulcers) studio head. Even Trevor Howard who was a reigning star of the UK cinema has an unbilled walk on.

It all does work out in the end and Stroud's a wiser girl for it. Lady Godiva never had a ride like this though.

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