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Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

Doctor in Clover (original title)
Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke
... Sir Lancelot Spratt
... Nurse Bancroft
... Dr. Miles Grimsdyke
... Matron Sweet
... Tarquin Wendover
... Tatiana Rubikov
... Lambert Symington
... O'Malley
... Rock Stewart
Eric Barker ... Prof. Halfbeck
... Robert the hairdresser
... TV Commentator
... Jeannine Belmond
Alfie Bass ... Fleming
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Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of the main Administrator (James Robertson Justice) who wants his doctors to be 100% focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Phillips getting Justice fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron (Joan Sims) and his attempted failures to lure the hospital's beauty, the physiotherapist. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The Newest and Funniest 'DOCTOR" of them all!

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When Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke goes for his make over, he is told by the barber to lose the moustache. Being told "it's a bit old world". Had it being a year later moustaches happened to be the latest craze. After Paul McCartney had fallen off his moped scooter and received stiches to his lip. He grew a moustache to cover the scar. By the time of the release of the Sgt. Pepper album, moustaches had become the in thing. See more »

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Whilst Dr Miles Grimsdyke is examining Tatiana Rubikov, alone, Tatiana after sniffing a hankerchief and smelling ether describes Grimsdyke with the words "you kinky thing" then when nurse Halliday enters the examination room a little later she copies Tatiana by also calling Grimsdyke "you kinky thing". How could nurse Halliday have known what grimsdyke had been called as nurse Halliday was not present. See more »

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References Ta kokkina fanaria (1963) See more »

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I'm Twenty One Today
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Written by Alec Kendal
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A wannabe Carry On film.
6 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

DOCTOR IN CLOVER

This is an old British comedy that is trying it's best to be a Carry On film, but failing.

The movie is about a doctor, Dr. Grimsdyke, who gets fired from his job as a prison doctor. He gets a job being retrained at a hospital where his cousin works. The problem is, he is looking for love instead on concentrating on his studies. He is a bit of a ladies man, but when he has his heart set on a nurse that is not interested, he will do anything he can to get with her… even if it means screwing over her fiancé.

The film is funny in places, and it does have that classic British comedy feel to it, but the characters were trying too hard to copy the legendary Carry On films. The comedy and the punch lines were very similar to them and the characters even had the same characteristics. The problem is, it just wasn't as funny as the Carry Ons.

There are a few Carry On actors in it though, which makes it feel like one even more. The main character, Dr. Grimsdyke, is played by Leslie Phillips. Leslie has appeared in a couple of Carry On films before making this, but in this he has a lead role which is what I suppose attracted him to it. He did a good job, but unfortunately, he was carrying this film. The rest of the cast seemed like they were not acting in their own style. One of the main patient characters was clearly trying to be Sid James, but failing. Every time he was on the screen you could just see he was imitating Sid. Other Carry On faces that were in this were Joan Sims. Joan played the Matron of the hospital. She did a good job also, but I struggled to see her as the feisty Matron that she was playing. She has a face and personality that is better played as a nice person. Terry Scott also made a short appearance. He was funny. It was s shame that he was not in it that much. James Robertson Justice was a great actor. He was one of my favourite characters in this movie.

Some of the things Dr. Grimsdyke does to get the girl is funny… and very slapstick. They did make me laugh. I was surprised that Leslie didn't say his "ding dong" catchphrase in the film. Seeing as he was playing a ladies man I would have thought they would have put that in the script. But he did say "Hello" in his famous way. J

This film was good, but it would have been better if it was not trying too hard to be something it wasn't. This is the sixth Doctor movie in a series of films… and from what I have heard, the earlier ones are funnier. I will watch them if they are on TV, but I didn't know this was part of a series until I watched it. I do wish that I watched them in order though.

I will give this film 6 out of 10.

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