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

Don't Lose Your Head

  • 1966 film

In Paris, 1789, two dashing English noblemen rescue their French counterparts from Madame Guillotine and the republican revolutionaries. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth and more.

  • Repeated Sunday at 11am on ITV3
Don't Lose Your Head. Image shows from L to R: Desiree Dubarry (Joan Sims), Citizen Camembert (Kenneth Williams). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

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

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.

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Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
87 minutes
UK release
Wednesday 14th December 1966
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Also known as
  • Carry On Pimpernel (US title)
  • Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (Re-release title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
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.

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Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Sunday at 11am on ITV3
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 31st December 2023 at 2:35am on ITV3
  • Friday 29th December 2023 at 10:30am on ITV3
  • Saturday 3rd June 2023 at 9:20am on ITV3

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios - Studios
  • Cliveden - Sir Rodney's home
  • Waddesdon Manor - Chateau Neuf
  • Claydon Park - Interiors
  • Clandon Hall - Interiors
  • St. Mary's Church (Denham)

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