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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
June Whitfield ... Augusta Prodworthy / Paula Perkins (voice)
Peter Butterworth 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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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - Mißwahl auf Englisch See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Valerie Leon was dubbed throughout the entire film by June Whitfield. See more »

Goofs

William is taking Mrs Dukes across the road to get her knickers, Hope Springs shoots past on the motorbike, nearly knocking them over. She rides straight past the hotel, but next time we see her, she is in the hotel car park. See more »

Quotes

Connie Philpotts: Hello, Mrs. Dukes, I thought you were going to the cinema.
Mrs. Dukes: I did, but I had to leave. A young man sat next to me and started to make improper suggestions.
Connie Philpotts: Again? Really, you should complain to the manager.
Mrs. Dukes: I can't - he's after me too, you see!
Connie Philpotts: Well, Mrs. Dukes, perhaps you shouldn't make yourself look quite so attractive.
Mrs. Dukes: Oh it's not that, I can't help it. I give out waves, you know.
Connie Philpotts: Really?
Mrs. Dukes: Yes, my late husband used to call it OOMPH!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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

Featured in Can We Carry On, Girls? (2001) See more »

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"Very saucy and all the better for it."
21 May 2004 | by jamesraeburn2003See all my reviews

In a run down English seaside town, Sid Fiddler (Sidney James) persuades the pompous mayor (Kenneth Connor) to hold a beauty contest in order to improve it's image.

Above average farce in that it is often hilariously funny despite retreading every British sex joke in the book - very saucy and all the better for it. There is one hilarious moment where Sid James has Barbara Windsor in his room in her nighty and his nagging wife Joan Sims comes in and Sid has to hide her. However, he overlooked the nighty and puts it on in a pathetic attempt to persuade his wife that it's his. Cracking stuff! The Carry On team was beginning to break up by this stage, but while Sid James, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor were still there, they could carry the film without Charles Hawtery and Kenneth Williams though they are sadly missed.


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