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Carry on Again Doctor (1969)

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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Doctor Frederick Carver
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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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The "Carry On" team in a BRAND NEW laughter operation! [Australia] See more »

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10 May 1970 (USA)  »

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Carry on Again Doctor or Where There's a Pill There's a Way or The Bowels Are Ringing or If You Say It's Your Thermometer I'll Have to Believe You, But It's a Funny Place to Put It.  »

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The original script raised problems with Rank's legal adviser, who felt it was too similar to an unfilmed 'Doctor' script that Talbot Rothwell, had previously submitted to producer Betty Box. Most notably, both scenarios featured the medical mission/slimming potion idea. As Box had not taken up the option on Rothwell's 'Doctor' script, however, it was felt there were no legal problems with the use of those ideas in this film. See more »

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Dr Nookey sees patients in his own Out-Patient consulting room. The same room reappears later as the Casualty Department, with the desks and chairs removed. See more »

Quotes

Matron: I'm sorry doctor but I cannot stay with that man any longer.
Dr. Jimmy Nookey: Why, what happened?
Matron: I'd rather not say. All they think about is whisky and sex.
Dr. Jimmy Nookey: Well where he comes from they can't get soda.
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Follows Carry on in the Legion (1967) See more »

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A densely-plotted sequel
9 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fans of the original CARRY ON DOCTOR might well be forgiven for assuming that this rushed-out sequel offers more of exactly the same, and indeed for the first half of the production that's exactly the case. Once more, the setting of the film is a hospital, with Hattie Jacques as Matron and Kenneth Williams as a pompous doctor. It's all very warm and familiar, with most of the Carry On team present and correct. Once again, Jim Dale is the focus of the slapstick comedy, and there's also a meatier role for Charles Hawtrey who gets probably the most screen time of his Carry On career.

So far, so predictable and yet so amusing - fans will be in their element with another assured, confident piece of film-making, packed with seaside postcard-style humour. And then at the halfway point things change; there are exotic locales and a surprisingly densely-plotted narrative involving a magical weight loss elixir. This all builds to an unpredictable climax with multiple factions attempting to get one over on each other; it's the most complex script-writing of the series since the early 1960s, and proved to be a great and welcome surprise for this fan.


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