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Dentist in the Chair (1960)

Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student Dentists. Mild amusements follow.


Don Chaffey


Val Guest (screenplay), Bob Monkhouse (additional scenes) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ... David Cookson
Peggy Cummins ... Peggy Travers
Kenneth Connor ... Sam Field
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... The Dean
Ronnie Stevens ... Brian Dexter
Vincent Ball ... Michaels
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Ethel
Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Watling
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Inspector Richardson
Ian Wallace ... Dentist
Peggy Simpson Peggy Simpson ... Miss Brent
Jean St. Clair Jean St. Clair ... Lucy
Rosie Lee Rosie Lee ... Maggie
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Woman in Surgery (as Charllotte Mitchel)
Philip Gilbert ... Young Man in Surgery


Burglar steals Dentistry equipment by mistake and tries to sell them to Student Dentists. Mild amusements follow.

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The TOOTH, the whole TOOTH, and nothing but the TOOTH! See more »




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"Salacious" dialogue had to be re-voiced in order to gain a "U" certificate from the BBFC. The most obvious example occurs when Philip Gilbert, playing a possibly gay patient, tells dentist Bob Monkhouse, "My trouble's all in my uppers. My bottom set's fine." The original line was "My bottom's fine." See more »


[Sam Field is masquerading as a fictitious student John Sam. The instructor is not impressed with his efforts in class]
Dental Instructor: Would you like to hear the substance of my report to the Dean? "Lecturer's Report, 18th instant. Dear Sir. The student John Sam appears to me to be the epitome of all that is retrogressive and reprehensible. He is vacuous, indolent, disputatious and completely illiterate. He is, in your own splendid phrase, Sir, 'a perfect coagulation of the plasma'."
Sam Field: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Initial caption in opening credits: "There is no dental hospital in the country that will accept responsibility for what happens in this film. Neither will the producers." See more »


Followed by Dentist on the Job (1961) See more »

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Very bad indeed.
18 April 2005 | by arthel-1See all my reviews

Being an expatriate Brit, I watch quite a lot of vintage British movies of any genre. I watched this movie mainly because I had never before seen a movie with Bob Monkhouse appearing in it. However. it didn't take long to see that the movie was headed towards being inane and pathetic. I don't know whether the director thought "the more the merrier" but ninety nine percent of the movie showed large numbers of people crammed into small halls or rooms within the dental hospital. It was all too frenetic and random to be amusing. And the silly old-fashioned elevator was hopelessly over-used. Of course, the story line was limp also - not even worth recounting, indeed just like all the "Carry On" movies but this one fell short of even those, as if that was at all possible! No wonder Monkhouse made relatively few movies. As a scriptwriter, TV show host and stand up comic he was a bit (but not much) better. As an actor (in this movie at any rate) he was remarkably wooden and dull. As I mentioned at the beginning, my curiosity was that I not seen a Bob Monkhouse movie before. After having viewed this painful offering, I will not let my curiosity about Monkhouse movies get the better of me again!

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Release Date:

12 August 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiperät paikat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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