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Bikini Baby (1951)

Lady Godiva Rides Again (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 1952 (USA)
An unsophisticated and impressionable young girl finds herself in trouble after winning a beauty pageant.

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Frank Launder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Price ... Simon Abott
John McCallum ... Larry Burns
Stanley Holloway ... Mr. Clark
Pauline Stroud Pauline Stroud ... Marjorie Clark
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Clark
Bernadette O'Farrell Bernadette O'Farrell ... Janie
George Cole ... Johnny
Diana Dors ... Dolores August
Eddie Byrne ... Eddie Mooney
Kay Kendall ... Sylvia
Renee Houston ... Beattie
Dora Bryan ... Lady in Charge of Publicity
Sidney James ... Lew Beeson
Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan ... Compere
Eddie Leslie Eddie Leslie ... Comic (as Eddy Leslie)
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Storyline

Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty competition to the show-business world of London. But it could be a slippery slope for simple home-town Marge. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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FEATURING DOZENS OF INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY QUEENS AND FAMOUS ARTISTS MODELS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bikini Baby See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the Beauty Queen contestants is a dark-haired Ruth Ellis, later to become infamous as the last woman hanged in Britain for murder and the subject of the movie Dance with a Stranger (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Clark complains about serving customers, while leaving her ironing, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible at the top of screen. See more »

Quotes

Hawtrey Murington - Optimum Films: The casting director is no longer with us. Murington alone remains, and he faces you.
Marjorie Clark: You mean you're "the" Mr. Murington?
Hawtrey Murington - Optimum Films: No longer "the" - - "that."
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How Long Is Always?
Written by Leo Towers and Frankie Russell
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A curiosity in austere post war Britain
18 November 2017 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I have read all the other user comments after watching this film billed as "Lady Godiva Rides Again" but shown on IMDb.com as "Bikini Babe" (1951) on London Live TV network today.My main interest was seeing an early screen appearance of Bernadette O'Farrell playing a minor part.She was mostly known for playing the maid Marion in the 1950s TV series 1&2 "The Adventures of Robin Hood" which starred Richard Greene and for playing a Miss Harper in "The Happiest Days of your Life" (1951).

I have remarked in my previous reviews of the aforementioned adventure series what a startling facial resemblance she bore to the late Jennifer Jones, all of whose films I possess on video &/or DVD.The lead who played the "wannabe" actress and Diana Dors I never found attractive on screen.It was a pity Bernadette had to marry Frank Launder and give up her film career so early as I would have liked to have seen her in other roles. Barely adequate at 4/10 and what a let down for the audience as we don't see Lady Godiva riding her white horse on stage naked even though at the time the lord Chancellor insisted at the time nude models had to kept perfectly static on stage!!


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