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Carry on Again Doctor (1969)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 May 1970 (USA)
Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »


Gerald Thomas


Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Gladstone Screwer
Kenneth Williams ... Doctor Frederick Carver
Charles Hawtrey ... Doctor Ernest Stoppidge
Jim Dale ... Doctor Jimmy Nookey
Joan Sims ... Ellen Moore
Barbara Windsor ... Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
Hattie Jacques ... Matron
Patsy Rowlands ... Miss Fosdick
Peter Butterworth ... Shuffling Patient
Elizabeth Knight ... Nurse Willing
Alexandra Dane Alexandra Dane ... Stout Woman
Peter Gilmore ... Henry
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ... New Matron
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Mrs. Beasley
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Lord Paragon


Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some just want him brought down a peg or two. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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This was Jim Dale's last Carry On appearance for 23 years until his return in Carry on Columbus (1992). See more »


When Jim Dale's character makes his return to the UK he arrives at his new offices in a white Rolls-Royce. As the car sweeps into the street a traffic warden, clearly looking at the camera, reaches forward to stop a passing pedestrian from walking any further into shot. Only when the car has passed does the warden allow the pedestrian to proceed. See more »


Matron: I'm sorry doctor but I cannot stay with that man any longer.
Dr. Jimmy Nookey: Why, what happened?
Matron: I'd rather not say. All they think about is whisky and sex.
Dr. Jimmy Nookey: Well where he comes from they can't get soda.
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Followed by Carry on Abroad (1972) See more »

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A densely-plotted sequel
9 January 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Fans of the original CARRY ON DOCTOR might well be forgiven for assuming that this rushed-out sequel offers more of exactly the same, and indeed for the first half of the production that's exactly the case. Once more, the setting of the film is a hospital, with Hattie Jacques as Matron and Kenneth Williams as a pompous doctor. It's all very warm and familiar, with most of the Carry On team present and correct. Once again, Jim Dale is the focus of the slapstick comedy, and there's also a meatier role for Charles Hawtrey who gets probably the most screen time of his Carry On career.

So far, so predictable and yet so amusing - fans will be in their element with another assured, confident piece of film-making, packed with seaside postcard-style humour. And then at the halfway point things change; there are exotic locales and a surprisingly densely-plotted narrative involving a magical weight loss elixir. This all builds to an unpredictable climax with multiple factions attempting to get one over on each other; it's the most complex script-writing of the series since the early 1960s, and proved to be a great and welcome surprise for this fan.

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