Don’t Lose Your Head…BBFC category cuts for a PG rated cinema release

Posted: 17 March, 2015 in BBFC cuts
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Carry Dont Lose Your Head Don’t Lose Your Head is a 1966 UK action comedy adventure by Gerald Thomas.
Starring Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Jim Dale. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for a PG rated 1966 cinema release. Presumably subsequent home video releases are the same cut version.

Summary Notes

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid there French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes “the black fingernail”, scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police…

UK: Passed A (PG) after category cuts for:

  • 1966 cinema release

UK: Presumably the cut cinema versionwas passed PG for:

  • 2003 Carlton R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1987 Video Collection International VHS

Thanks to Vincenzo. The BBFC cuts were:

  • Reel 1 – Change “f-f-f-fishing” to “fishing.”
  • Reel 1 – Remove “… two digits rampant” and accompanying gesture.
  • Reel 4 – Remove Bidet’s reaction, and question “Get what out?” after Camembert’s line “Get it out!”
  • Reel 4 – Remove the line “You’ve always had magnificent balls.”
  • Reel 4 – Remove the line “By the look of him, he isn’t even armed.”
  • Reel 5 – Remove the words “… before you feel a big one.”
  • Reel 6 – Remove the line “You’ve got two “F’s” – surely you can spare an “f” for me?”
  • Reel 6 – Remove the lines “He’s no use with any sort of weapon”, “You wouldn’t say that if you’d seen him in the rose arbour.”
  • Reel 8 – Remove the line “I didn’t see any harm in letting her have a pluck.”
  • Reel 8 – Remove the line “That was a hair raising experience.”

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