Don't Lose Your Head. Image shows from L to R: Sir Rodney Ffing (Sid James), Lord Darcy De Pue (Jim Dale). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Don't Lose Your Head

1966 British comedy film about the French revolution. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth and others.

Don't Lose Your Head. Image shows from L to R: Desiree Dubarry (Joan Sims), Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Don't Lose Your Head

In Paris, 1789, two dashing English noblemen rescue their French counterparts from Madame Guillotine and the republican revolutionaries

Genre
Film
Released
1966
Starring
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth, Joan Sims, Dany Robin, Peter Gilmore and others
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers

Increasingly bored of their laid-back and luxurious country-pile lifestyle, English aristocrats Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy Pue are alarmed at the news of revolution across the channel, and set out to create some adventure and save a few upper-class lives.

However, Citizen Camembert (aka le Grande Fromage) and his obedient second, Citizen Bidet, have no intention of letting them get away with it. Hot on the English duo's heels - but perhaps blinded by their revolutionary lust - the pair rush across France and England before capturing the peasant with whom Ffing has fallen in love.

Production Details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
87 minutes
Release date
Wednesday 14th December 1966
Distributor

The Rank Organisation

Production company
Also known as
  • Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (Re-release title)
  • Carry On Pimpernel (US title)
Soundtrack
Title theme Don't Lose Your Head by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, and performed by The Michael Sammes Singers. All other music composed and conducted by Eric Rogers.
Laugh track
None

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 1st September 2018 at 3:05pm on ITV3

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