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Dentist on the Job (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy | June 1961 (UK)
The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to find a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste.

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Hazel Adair (screenplay), Hugh Woodhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ... David Cookson
Kenneth Connor ... Sam Field
Ronnie Stevens ... Brian Dexter
Shirley Eaton ... Jill Venner
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Colonel J.J. Proudfoot / The Dean
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Duff
Richard Wattis ... Macreedy
Charles Hawtrey ... Mr. Roper
Michael Miles Michael Miles ... Himself
Graham Stark ... Sourfaced Man
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Miss Figg
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Mrs. Burke
Jeremy Hawk ... Professor Lovitt
David Horne ... Admiral Southbound
David Glover David Glover ... Mr. Bull
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Storyline

The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to enlist a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste although they would be struck off for doing so. They hire two recent graduates who find themselves tied into a contract they failed to read. Having decided that the product is rubbish, the graduates set about developing a new, better toothpaste which they consider worthy of being struck off for. Written by reviewer <plotsummary@towhatextentisduck.cjb.net>

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Get on with It! See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is occasionally referred to as "Carry On TV", but has no official connection with the Carry On... series of films. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is in the bath advertising "Proudfoot's Pink Pierre", there is a large mirror behind her. When she stands up, it's gone. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown over Richard Wattis walking with Sandwich boards advertising the toothpaste. When he turns to face the camera, the front board say The End. He continues to walk towards the camera until the words on the board fill the screen. See more »

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Featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Not as bad as most suggest
4 May 2003 | by BritishFilms1See all my reviews

I watched "Dentist on the Job" not long ago. I read in a particular review about the film: "You'll soon be crying out for laughing gas". Bob Monkhouse and Kenneth Connor are a couple of dentists who establish their own brand of toothpaste, with assistance from glamour girl Shirley Eaton and must gain approval from boss Eric Barker.

Not one of the finer examples of British comedy, but worth watching for some excellent performances from the finest British character players, along with a cameo from Charles Hawtrey as a dentist.

5/10


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