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Dentist on the Job (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy | June 1961 (UK)
The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to find a dentist to endorse its brand of toothpaste.

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Hazel Adair (screenplay), Hugh Woodhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ... David Cookson
Kenneth Connor ... Sam Field
Ronnie Stevens ... Brian Dexter
Shirley Eaton ... Jill Venner
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Colonel J.J. Proudfoot / The Dean
Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Duff
Richard Wattis ... Macreedy
Charles Hawtrey ... Mr. Roper
Michael Miles Michael Miles ... Self
Graham Stark ... Sourfaced Man
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Miss Figg
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Mrs. Burke
Jeremy Hawk ... Professor Lovitt
David Horne ... Admiral Southbound
David Glover David Glover ... Mr. Bull
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The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to enlist a dentist to endorse its brand of toothpaste although they would be struck off for doing so. They hire two recent graduates who find themselves tied into a contract they failed to read. Having decided that the product is rubbish, the graduates set about developing a new, better toothpaste which they consider worthy of being struck off for. Written by reviewer <plotsummary@towhatextentisduck.cjb.net>

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Trivia

When Sam (Kenneth Connor) stand next to a copy of the Venus Di Milo Monkhouse looks at where the missing arm would be and quips "Sam been up to your old tricks" referring to the fact that Sams character was an ex crook Sam replies that it was not him, 3 years later in Carry on Cleo Kenneth Connor as Hengis is seen accidentally cutting the arms of the Venus Di Milo and Sid James quips that no one will notice so it was him. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is in the bath advertising "Proudfoot's Pink Pierre", there is a large mirror behind her. When she stands up, it's gone. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown over Richard Wattis walking with sandwich boards advertising the toothpaste. When he turns to face the camera, the front board says 'The End'. He continues to walk towards the camera until the words on the board fill the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Lady Chatterley's loofah
28 July 2018 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Is one of the more memorable throw-away lines in this follow-up to DENTIST IN THE CHAIR. Squeezing some fun out of toothpaste sums up both plot and the general level of humour. Has a more professional look than its predecessor and Bob Monkhouse seems more at home, but the set-pieces such as the disastrous attempt to make a commercial go for nothing. With the always reliable Eric Barker in a dual role, Kenneth Connor with his impersonations and funny voices and Shirley Eaton providing the glamour it's less painful than it might have been. Includes a glimpse at the then popular quiz show Take Your Pick with Michael Miles, which I find infinitely funnier than many comedies of the day.


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English

Release Date:

June 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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