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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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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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Charles Hawtrey receives a "guest star" credit. 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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References Take Your Pick (1955) See more »

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Lesser sequel still offers a few laughs
19 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This so-so sequel to the superior DENTIST IN THE CHAIR sees the trio of Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, and Ronnie Stevens return from the first film. This time around, they're working for a marketing company who decide to put a brand new type of toothpaste out on on the market, only to discover that it isn't much cop. So they make their own brand instead, with predictably unforeseen consequences.

I found the script of this sequel to be inferior to that of the first, because the humour is of a more sub-CARRY ON standard here. The first film had slapstick routines and character humour, whereas this is all about innuendo for the most part. There are still some funny sequences, but there just aren't as many as previously.

Monkhouse is still on fire here, ably supported by Stevens and in particular Connor, who gets to impersonate various characters as part of the fun. The superior supporting cast includes the fresh-faced Shirley Eaton (soon to go on to greater things with GOLDFINGER) alongside genre stalwarts Richard Wattis and Eric Barker. Watch out for Charles Hawtrey, cameoing early on.


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