British Lion Presents
LADY GODIVA RIDES AGAIN
Pauline Stroud Diana Dors Dennis Price John Mc Callum Stanley Holloway Gladys Henson Eddie Byrne Kay Kendall Cyril Chamberlain George Cole Dora Bryan Sidney James Alastair Sims
& Joan Collins as Beauty Contestant!
Written by Frank Launder & Val Valentine Music by William Alwyn
Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper Produced by Sydney Gilliat
(c) 1951 91Mins B/W Available on Region 2 DVD from OPTIMUM Classic UK.
|Fascinating lineup with Joan, Simone Silva, Pauline Stroud, Anne Heywood & Diana Dors among others,,|
|Joan takes a break between filming..|
Joan spent three day's freezing in a bathing suit at Leas Cliff town hall in Folkestone by the sea. Diana Dors played the more experienced beauty queen Dolores August, who has a string of titles and by hook or by crook (usually by crook),plans to land the title of Miss Fascination. In the film Diana has to wear some revealing bikini's, which would have been too racy for the American film censors of the time. For the export prints, extra shots with Diana and the other girls in less revealing bathing suits had to be filmed. Star Pauline Stroud was not keen on her costumes and commented to the press.
|Joan's 1st screen appearance!|
" I shall be glad when this is over! I dislike parading in a swimsuit!"
The beauty parade scenes took six hours to shoot with Diana along with starlets Jean Marsh, Simone Silva, Dana Wynter and Joan, parading up and down the studio pre-fabricated stairs.The tabloid newspapers of the time, compared the casting of the female lead as similar to the hunt for Scarlet O'Hara! No wonder Pauline Stroud's career was Gone With The Wind!! Although we only get a fleeting glance at Joan, the film has a wonderful cast of characters with many of Britain's popular faces of the day and is well worth an afternoon's viewing..
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