Carry On Again Doctor

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"Their latest laughter operation!"
  • NR
  • 1969
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.2  (2,993)

Carry On Again Doctor is a 1969 British comedy film, directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers. It stars the iconic trio of Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, and Charles Hawtrey, along with future Bond girl, Valerie Leon. This film is part of the Carry On series, which is known for its bawdy humor, slapstick comedy, and a recurring cast of actors, who play different characters in each installment. The plot of Carry On Again Doctor revolves around a group of doctors and nurses, who work in a hospital called Finisham.

The movie opens with the arrival of a new doctor, Dr. Kilmore (Kenneth Williams), who is a pompous and snobbish physician, with a love for classical music and disdain for his working-class colleagues. His arrival coincides with a sudden outbreak of a mysterious illness, which afflicts the patients of Finisham hospital, causing them to faint at the sight of stripes.

Kilmore is initially dismissive of the patients, but when he himself falls victim to the disease, he becomes obsessed with finding a cure. He enlists the help of his colleague, Dr. Burke (Sidney James), a wise-cracking, womanizing physician, who is more interested in flirting with the nurses than treating patients. The duo embark on a series of misadventures, which involve mistaken identities, practical jokes, and romantic entanglements.

Meanwhile, the hospital's matron (Hattie Jacques) tries to maintain order, even as she deals with her own romantic issues. She is torn between the affections of two male nurses, who are both vying for her attention. In addition, the hospital's head surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), a grumpy and cantankerous old man, makes his own contributions to the chaos, with his overbearing personality and temperamental outbursts.

As the plot unfolds, the doctors and nurses must contend with a series of obstacles, including a visit from the Ministry of Health, who threaten to shut down the hospital due to its poor standards, and a rogue patient, who causes havoc throughout the wards. In the end, the doctors and nurses manage to save the day, with the help of an unexpected hero, and the patients are cured of their mysterious illness.

Carry On Again Doctor is a typical example of the Carry On brand of comedy, which relies on innuendo, physical gags, and outrageous behavior from its cast of characters. The movie is not meant to be taken seriously and is best enjoyed as a light-hearted romp, packed with laughs and memorable moments.

The film features several notable performances, particularly from James, Williams, and Hawtrey, who each bring their unique brand of humor to their roles. James is particularly effective as the wisecracking Dr. Burke, who is both charming and comically lecherous. Williams shines as the pompous and neurotic Dr. Kilmore, while Hawtrey provides comic relief as the perpetually effeminate and accident-prone nurse, Mr. Bigger.

Overall, Carry On Again Doctor is a fun and entertaining film, which will appeal to fans of classic British comedy. While it may not be highbrow or sophisticated, it delivers on its promise of laughs and good-natured humor.

Carry On Again Doctor is a 1969 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (2,993)