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Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

Carry on Again Doctor (original title)
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 »

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Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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When a burlesque queen visits the hospital for a check-up, everyone wants to get into the act See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cala naprzód: Doktorku, jeszcze raz do dziela! See more »

Filming Locations:

Pinewood Studios canteen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cameo of Wilfrid Brambell in this movie (as well as Harry H. Corbett's starring appearance in Carry On Screaming! (1966)) is often claimed as the reason why Steptoe and Son (1962) was resurrected on the BBC (it had been cancelled in 1965). The show soon returned to television in the spring of 1970. See more »

Goofs

When Doctor Nookie runs into Casualty and asks Matron what is the case he has to deal with, Matron says "Officer" and not "Doctor" when talking to him. See more »

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Native Porter: [introducing Nookey] This is Doctor Kinky.
Dr. Jimmy Nookey: Cookie. No, no, no... I mean Nookey.
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Follows Carry On Teacher (1959) See more »

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CARRY ON AGAIN DOCTOR (Gerald Thomas, 1969) **1/2
9 February 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Being the third outing in the series to be set against a medical backdrop, I was fully expecting this to be a tired rehash of old gags and ideas; however, I found it quite an agreeable latter-day entry – if still essentially second-tier material.

The cast sees Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques and Jim Dale in more or less similar roles as its predecessor CARRY ON DOCTOR (1967); on the other hand, Sid James, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey and Barbara Windsor play different characters. Also, the mid-section of the film reverts to a tropical island setting (to which Dale has been assigned as a punishment, and where wily orderly James is stationed – though, even in such remote surroundings, he manages to keep up-to-date with English soccer results via coded drum-playing from the natives!).

Some of the best gags involve Dale's accident-prone antics at the hospital early on (including his examination of scantily-clad starlet Windsor) and the latter stages set in Dale's private clinic (James has devised a concoction which turns out to be an effective slimming treatment – subsequently exploited by Dale under the patronage of wealthy Sims), which also sees Hawtrey once again in drag (he's a doctor who's jealous of Dale and has infiltrated the clinic on a mission for Dale's ex-superior/now-rival Williams). Series regular Peter Butterworth only has one wacky scene; other bits highlight Wilfrid Brambell (uncredited as an eccentric patient), lovely Valerie Leon (as Dale's sultry secretary) and future Mrs. Michael Caine Shakira Baksh (as a native-girl who successfully undertakes James' miraculous cure).


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