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Carry On Girls

It’s the one with the beauty show as Sid James cajoles the Frinton-on-Sea council into staging their own event to boost tourism in the teeth of opposition from June Whitfield and her comedy feminist cohorts. No Kenneth Williams here but leering admirably are Peter Butterworth, Jack Douglas, Robin Askwith and Kenneth Connor. Disapproving looks provided courtesy of Joan Sims and Patsy Rowlands, with Jimmy Logan doing his frankly disturbing camp schtick again and Barbara Windsor as Miss Easy Rider. Most notable of course is Bernard ‘I could eat a sandwich’ Bresslaw in drag. One minute a Cyclops in Krull,  the next a woman in this: nobody credited him with this versatility when he was alive, you know.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    October 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    “If you think nine inches is an average one, you’ve been spoilt!”

  2. Tom Ronson

    March 31, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    The last great Carry On, even if the editing is terrible in several scenes. As has been noted elsewhere, it’s tempting to wonder if John Cleese saw this before he started work on Fawlty Towers – the hotel setting, Peter Butterworth’s Admiral, Jack Douglas’s incompetent bell boy, the elderly permanent residents…

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