- Monday 29th June 2020, 6:11am
- 16,653 posts
"Bikini Baby" bleedin' Yank title
This was better comedy romp than I expected and have to say I really enjoyed it, and actually burst out laughing when George Cole (boyfriend/ex-boyfriend) of the beauty in question, a very pretty Pauline Stroud (still alive apparently, now 90 years old!), was dismissed as an unsuitable beau for her 'cos of where he worked on the dairy counter, as only a "butter slapper at the Coop" Those of us on here will know what that means!
Anyway, a veritable feast of stars including an uncredited Joan Collins as one of the beauty queens (that no one is able to spot - I have to admit I didn't) AND of all people Ruth Ellis (!!) who was the last woman to be hanged, and by an odd twist of fate Diana Dors (who was the Bikini Baby in question - bloody awful bikini!) sort of played Ruth in the excellent "Yield to the Night", which was loosely based on Ruth Ellis.
Anyway, there was also (some uncredited) Dennis Price, Stanley Holloway, Eddie Byrne, Kay Kendall, Renee Houston, Dora Bryan, Sid James, Arthur Howard, Richard Wattis, Trevor Howard, Leslie Mitchell, Alastair Sim, Googie Withers and Jimmy Young as himself.
Very Good film - watch it if you can.