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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 ... See full summary »
The film was a relative failure at the box office. The previous year, production had been scaled-back from two to one Carry On film a year. The film's failure led to the cancellation of the Carry On Christmas TV specials.
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 Hope Springs says, "Sid, wait for me," her lips do not move.
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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