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 »
The role of Cecil Gaybody was written for Charles Hawtrey, however he had been dropped due to his unreliability. It was then offered to Kenneth Williams, who turned it down because of stage commitments.
Miss Dawn Brakes:
Excuse me, is this the train to the beauty contest?
Peter Potter: Yes, that's right.
Miss Dawn Brakes: Oh good.
Miss Dawn Brakes: Are you coming?
Paula Perkins: Certainly not!
Miss Dawn Brakes: Perhaps you're right.
Miss Dawn Brakes: Are you in this one?
Peter Potter: That's right, I am.
Miss Dawn Brakes: I'll join you then.
Paula Perkins: You didn't tell me anything about a beauty contest!
Peter Potter: I ...
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.