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 »
Brighton's West pier was already in a dangerous state of repair and notice was given that no member of the cast and crew were to pass beyond the pavilion. 30 years later it was ravaged by fire.
Is that you, Rosemary?
Augusta Prodworthy: Have you seen this?
Rosemary: Yes - bloody disgrace! Still, what can you expect from a man?
When Sid jumps on the go-cart he is seen driving up a ramp on Fircombe pier. In the very next shot he is seen passing fairground attractions and the ramp is nowhere in sight.
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.