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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 »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sidney Fiddler
Barbara Windsor ... Hope Springs
Joan Sims ... Connie Philpotts
Kenneth Connor ... Mayor Frederick Bumble
Bernard Bresslaw ... Peter Potter / Patrica Potter
June Whitfield ... Augusta Prodworthy / Paula Perkins (voice)
Peter Butterworth ... Admiral
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... William
Patsy Rowlands ... Mildred Bumble
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Dukes
David Lodge ... Police Inspector
Valerie Leon ... Patricia Potter
Margaret Nolan ... Dawn Brakes
Sally Geeson Sally Geeson ... Debra
Angela Grant Angela Grant ... Miss Bangor
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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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Barbara Windsor had lessons on riding a motorbike in order she could film the final scene. See more »

Goofs

In the nursery opening scene, when the babies start crying and the nurses rush to comfort them, the nearest one is a doll (the other "babies" aren't really visible but are probably also just dolls) See more »

Quotes

Augusta Prodworthy: Is that you, Rosemary?
Rosemary: Yes.
Augusta Prodworthy: [In reference to the morning newspaper with a picture of Mayor Bumble on the front with his trousers down] Have you seen this?
Rosemary: Yes - bloody disgrace! Still, what can you expect from a man?
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Alternate Versions

As with many of the Carry On films the cinema version was cut by the BBFC to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate. Some dialogue was replaced, including 'knee trembler' (which was changed to 'snogging') and the fight between Hope and Dawn was reduced to remove shots of Hope attempting to pull Dawn's underwear off. The latter scene was fully restored in later video/DVD releases. See more »

Connections

Follows Carry on, Constable (1960) See more »

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An old formular rejuvenated
7 December 1998 | by nobitaSee all my reviews

Despite that fact that this film was one of the last Carry On's to be made and the classic jokes and gags were rather tired by now, for some reason they seem especially funny. There is nothing very different from this carry on film to the countless others, except for the fact this time the material seemed to really work, even though everyone knows the jokes. This Carry On adventure is set in an English seaside town. Kenneth Connor is the rather inebriated town Mayor, with Sid James (in his usual character type) and June Whitfield (the mother in Absolutely Fabulous) on the committee. It has come to the committee's attention that the town is losing tourists and something must be done. Sid cracks the idea of holding a Beauty contests and soon all the leggy birds that 1973 could offer were swanning down to the sea-side Hotel owned by Joan Sims. And of course that's where the fun starts - a Hotel taken over by scantily-clad women being chased by dirty old men, etc. More fuel is added to fire by June Whitfield who plays a feminist assisted by a women who looks like a member of the Hitler Boy Youth (intentional, I take it). This is one of the funniest Carry On films, and one of the best to view.


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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on Girls See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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