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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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Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
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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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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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Patricia Franklin was going to play Night Nurse, but had to bow out, and was replaced by Jenny Counsell See more »

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The Union Flag flying outside the medical mission is upside down. See more »

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Miss Fosdick: Excuse me, sir!
Frederick Carver: Miss Fosdick, don't keep plucking at me I'm not a chicken.
Miss Fosdick: I'm sorry sir but you have an appointment at the Berkley Nursing home at eleven.
Frederick Carver: It can wait.
Miss Fosdick: It's to see Mrs Moore sir.
Frederick Carver: and she... Oh that's different, rather wealthy private patient of mine, I took her appendix out the other day.
Dr. Ernest Stoppidge: Well I hope you both had a nice time.
Frederick Carver: I'll make the jokes thank you, Stoppidge.
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CARRY ON AGAIN DOCTOR (Gerald Thomas, 1969) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Being the third outing in the series to be set against a medical backdrop, I was fully expecting this to be a tired rehash of old gags and ideas; however, I found it quite an agreeable latter-day entry – if still essentially second-tier material.

The cast sees Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques and Jim Dale in more or less similar roles as its predecessor CARRY ON DOCTOR (1967); on the other hand, Sid James, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey and Barbara Windsor play different characters. Also, the mid-section of the film reverts to a tropical island setting (to which Dale has been assigned as a punishment, and where wily orderly James is stationed – though, even in such remote surroundings, he manages to keep up-to-date with English soccer results via coded drum-playing from the natives!).

Some of the best gags involve Dale's accident-prone antics at the hospital early on (including his examination of scantily-clad starlet Windsor) and the latter stages set in Dale's private clinic (James has devised a concoction which turns out to be an effective slimming treatment – subsequently exploited by Dale under the patronage of wealthy Sims), which also sees Hawtrey once again in drag (he's a doctor who's jealous of Dale and has infiltrated the clinic on a mission for Dale's ex-superior/now-rival Williams). Series regular Peter Butterworth only has one wacky scene; other bits highlight Wilfrid Brambell (uncredited as an eccentric patient), lovely Valerie Leon (as Dale's sultry secretary) and future Mrs. Michael Caine Shakira Baksh (as a native-girl who successfully undertakes James' miraculous cure).


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