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Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

Carry on Again Doctor (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 May 1970 (USA)
Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »

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Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Gladstone Screwer
Kenneth Williams ... Doctor Frederick Carver
Charles Hawtrey ... Doctor Ernest Stoppidge
Jim Dale ... Doctor Jimmy Nookey
Joan Sims ... Ellen Moore
Barbara Windsor ... Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
Hattie Jacques ... Matron
Patsy Rowlands ... Miss Fosdick
Peter Butterworth ... Shuffling Patient
Elizabeth Knight ... Nurse Willing
Alexandra Dane Alexandra Dane ... Stout Woman
Peter Gilmore ... Henry
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... New Matron
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Mrs. Beasley
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Lord Paragon
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Storyline

Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some just want him brought down a peg or two. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Their latest laughter operation! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cala naprz√≥d: Doktorku, jeszcze raz do dziela! See more »

Filming Locations:

Pinewood Studios canteen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carry On film music composer Eric Rogers cameoed as the clarinet player who plays in the jazz band at the hospital party. See more »

Goofs

When Frederick Carver says, "It must have been something he picked up in the Beatific Islands," his lips do not move. See more »

Quotes

Frederick Carver: [waiter serves the wine for Ellen and Mr. Carver] This is the happiest moment of my life!
Waiter: I would taste it first, mate, if I was you.
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Follows Carry On Camping (1969) See more »

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Third time, not so lucky.
20 July 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

With the Carry On gang returning to the medical arena for a third time, it was almost inevitable that the laughs would feel more strained. The script is certainly weaker, with more obvious gags and an over-reliance on puerile slapstick and pratfalls, but the real problem here as far as I am concerned is with the casting, the performers seemingly far less comfortable in their roles this time around.

Jim Dale, who played such a likable physician in Carry On Doctor, struggles as a womanising doctor who takes advantage of others for profit; Charles Hawtrey, so believable as a highly strung patient, is unconvincing as senior house surgeon Doctor Ernest Stoppidge; Babs Windsor is there simply to flash some flesh; and Sid James is wasted as tropical island doctor Gladstone Screwer, a role that feels like an extended cameo.

Meanwhile, Wilfrid Brambell appears in a pointless scene where he gropes a nurse, 70s sexpot Valerie Leon briefly flaunts her cleavage, and Peter Butterworth is demoted to the part of 'Shuffling Patient'. Worst of all, there's no Frankie Howerd or Bernard Bresslaw!

6/10, which is a poor rating from such an avid Carry On fan.


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