Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance
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 »
Margaret Nolan's nude scene with Robin Askwith was the first scene to be filmed.
Connie, have you got a room for this young lady please?
Connie Philpotts: Well, of course, Sidney!
Connie Philpotts: I think you'll find this an ideal one.
Sid Fiddler: Thank you, Connie. Hey, just a minute, that's for the broom cupboard.
Connie Philpotts: That's right: where we keep all the scrubbers!
Sid Fiddler: All right, ...
When Sid appears on stage with the umbrella, his suit is wet with the water falling from the theatre sprinkler system. In the very next shot he runs out of the theatre his suit is bone dry and the umbrella disappears.
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.
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.
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