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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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Arthur Haynes (Tarquin Wendover) was for a period in the early 1960s considered one of the biggest names in British comedy. However, he only had two credited film roles. 'Doctor In Clover' was the second of these and completed shortly before his premature death at the age of 52. 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 »


Sir Lancelot Spratt: How did I get home ?
Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke: I bought you.
Sir Lancelot Spratt: By car ?
Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke: No, operating trolley.
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References Agent 38-24-36 (1964) See more »


Swing of the Sporran
Music Written, Orchestrated and Conducted by John Scott (uncredited)
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Doctor Jumps The Shark
30 August 2003 | by david-697See all my reviews

The sixth movie in the long-running "Doctor" comedy series sees the format begin to show it's age. The series, which had by now ran for over twelve years has now more or less lost it's direction. In place of Dirk Bogarde's Simon Sparrow we have Leslie Phillips,who does his best with a script which abandons the wit of the earlier movies and replaces it with second-rate slapstick.

Once again James Robertson Justice's Lancalot Spratt is the main reason to watch this movie, but the sub-plot (Spratt clashes with Matron Joan Sims, over his pet parrot)is possibly the weakest of the series and JRJ has all too few scenes.

Compared to the Carry On's which were now hitting their peak, this movie seems jaded, lacking laughs as well as looking cheap. It's watchable enough, thanks to the efforts of the cast, but should have been far funnier.

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Release Date:

August 1967 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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