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Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

Doctor in Clover (original title)
Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of ... See full summary »

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Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke
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Nurse Bancroft
John Fraser ...
Dr. Miles Grimsdyke
Joan Sims ...
Matron Sweet
Arthur Haynes ...
Tarquin Wendover
Fenella Fielding ...
Tatiana Rubikov
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Lambert Symington
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O'Malley
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Rock Stewart
Eric Barker ...
Prof. Halfbeck
Terry Scott ...
Robert the hairdresser
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Elizabeth Ercy ...
Jeannine Belmond
Alfie Bass ...
Fleming
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Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of the main Administrator (James Robertson Justice) who wants his doctors to be 100% focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Phillips getting Justice fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron (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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The Newest and Funniest 'DOCTOR" of them all!

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August 1967 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Some Rank executives were astonished that John Fraser accepted such a nondescript role in this film. 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 »

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Follows Doctor in Distress (1963) See more »

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Giselle
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Music by Adolphe Adam
Arranged by John Scott
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away...
24 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Doctor in the House was released in 1954 and promptly became the start of a franchise of Brit comedy films. The quality and standard of each film, a total of seven, varies and will always be a subject of debate among fans. Clover, the 6th offering, isn't particularly great, and minus series regular Dirk Bogarde, it is often painted as the runt of the litter. Yet there are some strengths worthy of time spent with the pic to save it from sequel damnation.

Leslie Phillips fronts up as the focal point, he's a randy doctor who as he attempts to go about his fanciful Lothario ways, becomes acutely aware of his advancing years, cue his attempts at looking young. James Robertson Justice is still on hand as the boisterous Sir Lancelot Spratt, while Joan Sims, Fenella Fielding, Arthur Haynes, Shirley Anne Field and John Fraser are filing in for some daft medical shenanigans.

It's a bit "Carry On" lite, at times feeling like it's trying to be more risqué than is possible. Yet Fielding and Haynes are super as strong personality patients, Phillips carries the movie with ease, while Justice cuts lose from the gruff persona - to see him have fun courtesy of a dubious serum plot line. Nobody's idea of a British classic, for sure, but fun enough with a G&T on a Sunday afternoon. 6/10


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