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...
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Carry On laughing until you have hysterics, but...Don't Lose Your Head!
Did You Know?
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
When the soldier slashes the priceless tapestry the cut marks differ between shots and then in a following shot the scene repeats again as a wide angle shot. 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 ...
A version of this film shown on BBC television had alternate music/SFX cues compared to the Region 2 DVD release. Notably on the BBC version a 'dramatic' music cue when Camembert accidentally stabs one of his own men with a spear in the finale, but the music cue is missing from the DVD version. At the very end when both Camembert & Bidet are beheaded at the guillotine by Sir Rodney-the blade drops and the sound of the audience cheers along with a brief music cue, but on the DVD version Sid James's famous laugh is heard instead without any music. See more
Follows Carry on Cowboy
Don't Lose Your Head
Written by Bill Martin
and Phil Coulter
Executed by Mike Sammes
(as The Michael Sammes Singers) See more