Don't lose your head

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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Episode number 13 of Series “Carry on”.
The year is 1789 and it is the French Revolution. When an aristocrat of England, Sir Rodney Ffing (pronounced Effing and played by the irreverent Sidney James), reaches an impasse with his partying, balls and available broads and upon news of the revolution, sets sail for Paris to run amok with chum Lord Darcy (Jim Dale). In disguise he rescues many of the French aristocracy from the chopping block and quickly becomes ‘most wanted’. His calling card, a picture of a two finger salute, earns him the name ‘The Black Fingernail’. He continues to outwit and embarrass the Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams), chief of the Secret Police and assistant Citizen Bidet (Peter Butterworth) with some very funny disguises and affectionate character voices - not commonly seen in James’ acting roles. The wild, irreverent acts roll to a triumphant end that ensures that this Ffing not only saves the day but also gets the girl. Cast includes: Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Dany Robin, Peter Gilmore, Marianne Stone, Michael Ward, Leon Greene and Julian Orchard.

Credits

production company

Adder Productions

producer

Peter Rogers

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Appears in

Group of items

Carry on

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

316342

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexual attraction

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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