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Dentist in the Chair (1960)

Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student Dentists. Mild amusements follow.

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Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student Dentists. Mild amusements follow.

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Even your eyeteeth will pop when you see the girls!

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12 August 1960 (UK)  »

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Mr. Watling: It is a moose jaw. Cervidae group. Like the common cow, it has no teeth at the front of the upper jaw.
Sam Field: Just like Ethel's mother.
Mr. Watling: I beg your pardon.
Sam Field: Common cow. No teeth at the front.
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Initial caption in opening credits: "There is no dental hospital in the country that will accept responsibility for what happens in this film. Neither will the producers." See more »

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Followed by Dentist on the Job (1961) See more »

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A coagulation of the plasma!
16 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dentist in the Chair is directed by Don Chaffey and adapted to screenplay by Val Guest from Matthew Finch's book. It stars Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Peggy Cummins, Eric Barker and Ronnie Stevens. Music is by Ken Jones and cinematography by Reginald Wyer.

A pretty unfunny Brit comedy that has good intentions but even a talented cast and writer can't lift this above the maudlin. Plot revolves around dentistry students at The King Alfred Dental Hospital, who get involved in stolen instruments and affairs of the heart, the latter complicated since the focus of the boys' attention is The Dean's niece!

It's all very innocent of course, but as it lacks daring or any sort of worthy story based cohesion, it's a chore to get through. Not helped by a damp squib of a finale. Cast are fine enough but all involved in this venture have better legacies elsewhere. 4/10


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