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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[Sam Field is masquerading as a fictitious student John Sam. The instructor is not impressed with his efforts in class]
Dental Instructor: Would you like to hear the substance of my report to the Dean? "Lecturer's Report, 18th instant. Dear Sir. The student John Sam appears to me to be the epitome of all that is retrogressive and reprehensible. He is vacuous, indolent, disputatious and completely illiterate. He is, in your own splendid phrase, Sir, 'a perfect coagulation of the plasma'."
Sam Field: [...]
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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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Limp British 'Comedy'
13 June 2005 | by (Highlands of Scotland) – See all my reviews

When a thief doing what he promises to be his last job accidentally burglarises a Dentistry Suppliers instead of the "Silver Shop" next door he decides to flog the suitcase full of tools to a couple of dental students. Some very uncomplicated complications ensue before the thief confesses all to the police.

I guess this was part of an attempt to make another series along the lines of the "Doctor" films which were popular at the time but this is a cheap cut rate imitation and has not stood the test of time well.

The print being shown on British TV at the time of writing is curious in that it seems to be missing a reel (between Bob Monkhouse's character being summonsed to see the Dean and the Poster for the party going up)- not that it makes the slightest bit of difference as the story is so flimsy and predictable that it hardly matters.

A couple of mildly amusing moments but nothing worth waiting for.


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