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Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

Doctor in Clover (original title)
"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance ... See full summary »


Ralph Thomas


Richard Gordon (novel), Jack Davies (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Lancelot Spratt
Shirley Anne Field ... Nurse Bancroft
John Fraser ... Dr. Miles Grimsdyke
Joan Sims ... Matron Sweet
Arthur Haynes ... Tarquin Wendover
Fenella Fielding ... Tatiana Rubikov
Jeremy Lloyd ... Lambert Symington
Noel Purcell ... O'Malley
Robert Hutton ... Rock Stewart
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Prof. Halfbeck
Terry Scott ... Robert the hairdresser
Norman Vaughan ... TV Commentator
Elizabeth Ercy ... Jeannine Belmond
Alfie Bass ... Fleming


"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of main Administrator Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who wants his doctors to be one hundred percent focussed on the job. Numerous antics follow, with Dr. Grimsdyke getting Spratt fixed up with the new prim-and-proper Matron Sweet (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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Some J. Arthur Rank Organisation executives were astonished that John Fraser (Dr. Miles Grimsdyke) accepted such a non-descript role in this movie. See more »


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 »


References The Dolls (1965) See more »


Music by Adolphe Adam
Arranged by John Scott
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The best and worst of the "Doctor" films.
4 September 1999 | by foz-3See all my reviews

By this time the Doctor films were using the Carry-On scripts. It's all very familiar and features a lot of Carry-On regulars, including Terry Scott as a gay hairdresser. The series had also lost the edge of the original Bogarde films, this being very much more slapstick. It's nice to see Robertson Justice reprising his role, but his character has now become a parady figure of fun. The popular "swinging sixties" element gets into the film here as there is references to Carnaby Street and girls in mini-skirts, coupled with a repetitive pop tune of the era. Leslie Phillips is good though and settles into the role of a charming, but bungling cad with ease. I would like to know why during the end credits the film suddenly goes into rewind. It strikes me as very odd.

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Release Date:

August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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