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Bernard Bresslaw had to wear a wig for his appearance in this film.
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The plot for the medical television drama that Doctor Goode and Matron sit down to watch is taken directly from Green for Danger (1946), which marked the film debut of Hattie Jacques.
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Jack Douglas received a fee for his work and Peter Rogers also sent him a crate of twelve bottles of Dom Perignon champagne.
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Kenneth Connor finished his work on this film in six days.
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Along with the following film Carry on Abroad (1972), this entry in the series featured the greatest number of "Carry On..." regulars: a total of eleven. They were: Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Terry Scott, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Patsy Rowlands, Sidney James, Jack Douglas and Charles Hawtrey. The only regular stars missing are Jim Dale and Peter Butterworth.
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The first film in the series to feature "Carry On..." regular Jack Douglas.
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The last film in the series to feature "Carry On..." regular Terry Scott, this was also his last cinema film.
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The "trophies" on Dr Prodd's wall include character publicity stills of Fenella Fielding from Carry on Screaming! (1966) and Shakira Caine from Carry on Again Doctor (1969).
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Patsy Rowlands says that Kenneth Williams mooned to some guests when they visited the set.
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It wasn't intentional to make Sidney James' character a caring father, considering he got many laughs playing sleazy womanizers, but Carry on Henry VIII (1971) was criticized for him going too far, so he was made a role model to his son in this movie.
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The corridors in Pinewood Studios doubled for the hospital corridors.
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Margaret Nolan appears in a single scene in which she tells Terry Scott as Dr Prodd that despite her concerns about her 88-year-old husband's ability to conceive, she is now pregnant. She had originally written a letter to Gerald Thomas stating that she would be happy to work with him again in a Carry On film and was offered the part in a response two weeks later.
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The production team had suggested this movie's title as the name for their next hospital comedy after Carry on Doctor (1967) was made, so when Carry on Again Doctor (1969) was released and Carry on at Your Convenience (1971) flopped at the box office, they didn't need to go far to find their next film.
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Production managed to finish six and a half days ahead of schedule.
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Madeline Smith proved popular with the crew, so Peter Rogers asked her to come back for Carry on Abroad (1972), but due to work commitments, she had to decline. The part went to Sally Geeson.
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Theatre mogul Bill Kenwright has a cameo as a reporter.
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Outdoor scenes filmed at Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire
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The original ending of the film was supposed to have Kenneth Williams faint before the ceremony and Sid James being arrested with the idea of the next film being is escape (fro0m the carry on archives),
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