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Carry on Again Doctor (1969)

 |  Comedy  |  10 May 1970 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Doctor Frederick Carver
Charles Hawtrey ...
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Joan Sims ...
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Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
Hattie Jacques ...
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Peter Butterworth ...
Shuffling Patient
Elizabeth Knight ...
Nurse Willing
Alexandra Dane ...
Stout Woman
Peter Gilmore ...
Henry
Pat Coombs ...
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Beasley
William Mervyn ...
Lord Paragon
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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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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 first film in the series to feature "Carry On..." regular Patsy Rowlands. See more »

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When Mr Carver and Dr Stoppidge are in the car together, the background scenery alternates between buildings and trees between shots. See more »

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Nurse: She thinks every man is after her.
Dr. Ernest Stoppidge: [to the nurse] Well, we can't have her disturbing the rest of the patients like this.
Dr. Ernest Stoppidge: [to Miss. Armitage] Now come, come, Miss Armitage. We mustn't be a silly girl, must we?
Miss Armitage: [shouting] Keep back! Keep back!
Dr. Ernest Stoppidge: You know me. I'm Doctor Stoppidge.
Miss Armitage: Hmph. You're all the same. You're only after one thing.
Dr. Ernest Stoppidge: No, no - that'd be quite untrue, Miss. Armitage. I only want to get you into bed.
Miss Armitage: [screaming] Get out of here, you sex maniacs!
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Third time, not so lucky.
20 July 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

With the Carry On gang returning to the medical arena for a third time, it was almost inevitable that the laughs would feel more strained. The script is certainly weaker, with more obvious gags and an over-reliance on puerile slapstick and pratfalls, but the real problem here as far as I am concerned is with the casting, the performers seemingly far less comfortable in their roles this time around.

Jim Dale, who played such a likable physician in Carry On Doctor, struggles as a womanising doctor who takes advantage of others for profit; Charles Hawtrey, so believable as a highly strung patient, is unconvincing as senior house surgeon Doctor Ernest Stoppidge; Babs Windsor is there simply to flash some flesh; and Sid James is wasted as tropical island doctor Gladstone Screwer, a role that feels like an extended cameo.

Meanwhile, Wilfrid Brambell appears in a pointless scene where he gropes a nurse, 70s sexpot Valerie Leon briefly flaunts her cleavage, and Peter Butterworth is demoted to the part of 'Shuffling Patient'. Worst of all, there's no Frankie Howerd or Bernard Bresslaw!

6/10, which is a poor rating from such an avid Carry On fan.


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