Carry on Doctor

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Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses’ home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of the “cutting” Dr Tinkle and the overpowering Matron.

ACTORS : Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1967

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Carry on Doctor   The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses’ home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of the “cutting” Dr Tinkle and the overpowering Matron.

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Carry on Doctor   A lighthearted romp from the Carry On crowd, featuring many of the players you have come to know and love in all the other films. As the title suggests, this film takes place in a hospital. As expected, the film is full of slapstick, sexual innuendos and one liners. Not perfect, but a good addition to the other Carry On films. You know what you’re getting, and the film succeeds. See it, its fun and easier to swallow than the medicine the patients have to take. I especially liked the comic timing of everyone and the silly things that happen just make the film more enjoyable. Not much to think about, but its the kind of film where you find yourself smiling often.

My top choice from a British Institution

I’ve always loved the Carry On… movies. I guess growing up in Britain, these movies were the first real movies you get to see, where they use words like ‘bum’, ‘arse’, and ‘knickers’, and you don’t have to feel embarrased in front of your parents, because you knew that whilst there was a lot of innuendo, there’s never be anything actually rude.

This one was filmed in and around my home town, and features loads of local landmarks. It is also a showcase for the cream of british comedy actors from the seventies, such as Sid James, Frankie Howard, Kenneth Williams, Charlie Hawtrey, and the very under-valued Jim Dale. The plot is simple. Two doctors in a hospital. One is popular with staff and patients, is good at his job, and is loved from afar by the pretty nurse. The other doctor is resentful, and enlists the help of the old battle-axe Matron to engineer his dismissal. Cue some saucy humour (‘Oh, youve got a nice pear!’) and some slapstick to match keaton, and you have the movie. You all know how it’ll end, but that’s OK. Just watch and enjoy.

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