Carry On

or
Where's There a Pill There's a Way
or
The Bowels are Ringing or If You say It's Your Thermometer I'll Have to Believe You, But It's a Funny Place to Put It

 

"Nice skeleton. Did the last Doctor leave it?"

"That is the last Doctor!"

Carry On Again Doctor
"Poking their diag'noses into other peoples business - in their latest laughter operation"

 

Running Time - 86m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - 219,000 UK Release - August 1969
Shot - 17 March 1969 - 2 May 1969
Foreign Titles
Germany - Complete Madhouse Greece - A Crazy Gynaecologist
South America - Watch Out Doctor

 

The Stars

Kenneth Williams
Jim Dale
Sidney James
Joan Sims
Charles Hawtrey
Barbara Windsor
Hattie Jacques
Patsy Rowlands
Wilfred Bramble
Peter Butterworth
Elizabeth Knight
Peter Gilmore
Pat Coombes
Patricia Hayes
William Mervyn
Alexandria Dane
Harry Locke
Valerie Leon
Lucy Griffiths
Gwendoline Watts
Valerie Van Ost
Billy Cornelius
Shakira Baksh
Frank Forsyth
Bob Todd

Dr Frederick Carver
Dr James Nookey
Gladstone Screwer
Ellen Moore
Dr Ernest Stoppage
Goldie Locks
Matron
Miss Fosdick
Mr Pullen
Male Patient
Nurse Willing
Henry
Miss Armitage
Mrs Beasley
Lord Paragon
Stout Woman
Porter
Deidre
Lady With H-Phones
Out-Patients Sister
Night Sister
Patient in Plaster
Scrubba
Mr Bean
Patient

The Crew

Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor

Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Ernest Steward BSc
Alfred Roome

 

Synopsis

After disgracing himself at a Hospital party, Dr James Nookey (Jim Dale) gets conned into taking the post at a Medical Mission in the rain-swamped, mosquito-ridden Beatific Islands.  The Mission orderly, Gladstone Screwer (Sid James) has a magic potion for instant weight loss, wRide 'em Cowboyhich Dr Nookey takes back and opens a very successful clinic.  Whilst this is going on, his ex-boss, Dr Carver (Kenneth Williams) Joan and Charlesgets shipwrecked on the island and succumbs to chicken-pox.  

When Dr Carver returns and finds out what a success Dr Nookey’s clinic has become, he hatches a plan to find the secret of the weight loss clinic and sends his colleague Dr Stoppage (Charles Hawtrey) disguised as a woman to undergo the treatment.

By no means the best of the medical Carry Ons it still, nevertheless, has some worthwhile moments, including Williams and Hawtrey’s  double act, although Hawtrey out of his usual Carry On persona is the villain of the piece.  Sid James isn’t seen until half way through the film and doesn’t seem to have as meaty as role as usual and the end seems rushed in getting to the happy ending scene.

 


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