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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 it's 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 Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Duff
Richard Wattis ... Macreedy
Charles Hawtrey ... Mr. Roper
Michael Miles Michael Miles ... Himself
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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Storyline

The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to enlist a dentist to endorse it's 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Get on with It! See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening titles and a portion of the first scene of this movie appear on the Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Special Edition DVD; a voice is eventually heard mumbling that it is the wrong movie, and Holy Grail starts instead. See more »

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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 say The End. He continues to walk towards the camera until the words on the board fill the screen. See more »

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Follows Dentist in the Chair (1960) See more »

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Worse than a trip to the dentist
1 August 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I do vaguely remember actually paying to see this dross at the ABC Golders Green back in 1961.I want my money back.I saw it again last week and i have to say that it must be one of the unfunniestfilms produced in the 1960s by the British cinema and that takes in a lot of territory.The only decent actor in this was Kenneth Connor.Charlie Hawtry is totally wasted.As for Bob Monkhouse,did he really think that any of this was funny .At the time this was made he was riding the crest of his first wave of TV popularity.British film producers were in the initial stages of transferring TV hits to films.From this film there is a natural progression through to "On the Buses".All i can say is that if you want to watch a film which is 100% genuinely unfunny thane you must watch this


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