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Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

Doctor in Clover (original title)
"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Richard Gordon (novel), Jack Davies (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Lancelot Spratt
Shirley Anne Field ... Nurse Bancroft
John Fraser ... Dr. Miles Grimsdyke
Joan Sims ... Matron Sweet
Arthur Haynes ... Tarquin Wendover
Fenella Fielding ... Tatiana Rubikov
Jeremy Lloyd ... Lambert Symington
Noel Purcell ... O'Malley
Robert Hutton ... Rock Stewart
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Prof. Halfbeck
Terry Scott ... Robert the hairdresser
Norman Vaughan ... TV Commentator
Elizabeth Ercy ... Jeannine Belmond
Alfie Bass ... Fleming
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Storyline

"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of main Administrator Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who wants his doctors to be one hundred percent focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Dr. Grimsdyke getting Spratt fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron Sweet (Joan Sims), and his attempted failures to lure the hospital's beauty, the physiotherapist. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

The Newest and Funniest 'DOCTOR" of them all!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnaby, M.D. See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Ercy (Jeannine Belmond) received an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

Whilst Dr Miles Grimsdyke is examining Tatiana Rubikov, alone, Tatiana after sniffing a hankerchief and smelling ether describes Grimsdyke with the words "you kinky thing" then when nurse Halliday enters the examination room a little later she copies Tatiana by also calling Grimsdyke "you kinky thing". How could nurse Halliday have known what grimsdyke had been called as nurse Halliday was not present. See more »

Connections

Followed by Doctor in Trouble (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Take A Look At Me
Music by John Scott (uncredited)
with lyrics by Rick Jones and sung by Kiki Dee
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Usual fare
28 August 1999 | by Penfold-13See all my reviews

Once Dirk Bogarde stopped doing the Doctor movies (based on Richard Gordon's autobiographical Doctor In The House series), they declined in quality, but this one wasn't too bad.

Leslie Phillips plays his trademark slightly ageing roue part as Dr Grimsdyke, but as is usual with Doctor films, it's the lesser characters - James Robertson Justice as the eminent surgeon, Joan Sims as Matron, Fenella Fielding as an opera singer who's a patient in the hospital who make this a good example of 50s/60s Britcom.

Not very good, but OK if you like that sort of thing.


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