Shooting started Spring
was Harry H. Corbett's only 'Carry On' appearance
Peter Butterworth, Michael Ward, Tom Clegg, Billy Cornelius, Norman Mitchell, Frank Thornton, Frank Forsyth, Anthony Sagar, Sally Douglas,
Marianne Stone, Denis Blake. The small monster's voice was done by Gerald Thomas and overdubbed
The year is 1789, the city is Paris and English nobleman Sir Rodney Ffing alias the elusive 'The Black Fingernail' is busying himself saving French aristocrats from the guillotine of the French Revolution. He is eagerly hunted, in the best 'Scarlet Pimpernel' tradition, by the devilish Citizen Bidet and Citizen Camembert who are keen to get ahead ....... his! Oh, the history and drama of it all, the duels, the rising masses and heaving bosoms - or is that the other way around?
Shooting started 12th September 1966 Featured song: Don't Lose Your Head' by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
This was another film that was not originally intended to be a 'Carry On', just being titled 'Don't Lose Your Head'. It was also known as 'Carry On Pimpernel'
It was also the first Rank-backed 'Carry On', previous ones being backed by Anglo-Amalgamated Films, although it was not retitled for two years by which time other 'official Carry On' films had been made. The reason for this is that Rank did not, at that time, want to be associated with the name of a rival by using the 'Carry On' tag.
Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Peter Butterworth, Dany Robin, Peter Gilmore, Marianne Stone, Leon Greene,
Michael Ward, David Davenport, Richard Shaw, Valerie Van Ost, Jennifer Clulow, Jacqueline Pearce, Julian Orchard, Joan Ingram,
Billy Cornelius, Elspeth March, Nikki van der Zyl, Ronnie Brody, Diana MacNamara