Doctor in the House (1969–1970)
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The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Casino 

To earn some money the boys turn their flat into a casino but are visited by The Boss and Malcolm, two heavies who force them to shut down their enterprise. Michael and Duncan then hope to ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Davies ...
George Layton ...
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John Barcroft ...
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Martin Gordon ...
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To earn some money the boys turn their flat into a casino but are visited by The Boss and Malcolm, two heavies who force them to shut down their enterprise. Michael and Duncan then hope to gain extra cash by getting jobs at the casino owned by The Boss and, when the Dean and Professor Loftus come to the casino and the police raid it, they have to get them out undetected. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Casino Capers!
26 February 2009 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Dave turns the students' flat into a casino, and puts out leaflets advertising it as such. During a game of cards, Duncan is so hard up he gambles medical books instead of money. The leaflets attract the attention of local gangsters Malcolm ( Bernard Bresslaw ) and The Boss ( John Barcroft ), and they warn the boys in no uncertain terms to jack it in.

When the Dean finds out, he calls the students into his office, and lays down the law regarding gambling.

Duncan and Mike are so short of money they get jobs at the very casino whose owner earlier had put them out of business. Mike is doorman, while Duncan is bartender. On their very first night, who should show up but those old hypocrites Loftus and the Dean.

'Carry On' legend Bernard Bresslaw graces this Garden/Oddie penned episode as the thuggish 'Malcolm', who loves showing off his collection of scars. He played similar roles in movies, most notably 'Carry On Loving'. Ernest Clark and Ralph Michael are particularly good here, sanctimoniously denouncing gambling then sneaking off to 'have a flutter'. Their plans backfire when they first lose their money and then the police raid the place. Luckily, Duncan and Mike are on hand to show them a quick way out.

Funniest moment - Duncan attempting to serve Loftus at the bar while keeping his face hidden.

I must mention Yutte Stensgaard, who looks amazing dressed as a Playboy-style bunny girl!


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