Carry On Again Doctor

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Carry On Again Doctor
Directed by Gerald Thomas
Produced by Peter Rogers
Written by Talbot Rothwell
Starring Sid James
Kenneth Williams
Charles Hawtrey
Jim Dale
Joan Sims
Barbara Windsor
Hattie Jacques
Music by Eric Rogers
Cinematography Ernest Steward
Edited by Alfred Roome
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release dates August 1969
Running time 86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £219,000

Carry On Again Doctor is the eighteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It was released in 1969 and was the third to feature a medical theme. The film features series regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor and Hattie Jacques. This was Jim Dale's last Carry On appearance for 23 years before his return in Carry On Columbus.

Plot[edit]

A disgraced doctor is sent to a remote clinic on an inhospitable tropical island where he learns of a native slimming potion. He flies back to England to cash in on the potion, soon finding success running a lavish slimming clinic. However his former professional rivals who had been instrumental in sending him away in the first place now want a slice of the profits, as does the real discoverer of the slimming potion.

Production notes[edit]

The original script for Carry On Again Doctor raised problems with Rank's legal adviser, who felt it was too similar to an unfilmed 'Doctor' script that Talbot Rothwell, writer of Carry On Again Doctor, had previously submitted to producer Betty Box. Most notably, both scenarios featured the medical mission/slimming potion idea. As Box had not taken up the option on Rothwell's 'Doctor' script, however, it was felt there were no legal problems with the use of those ideas in this film.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Screenplay – Talbot Rothwell
  • Music – Eric Rogers
  • Production Manager – Jack Swinburne
  • Art Director – John Blezard
  • Editor – Alfred Roome
  • Director of Photography – Ernest Steward
  • Camera Operator – James Bawden
  • Assistant Editor – Jack Gardner
  • Continuity – Susanna Merry
  • Make-up – Geoffrey Rodway
  • Assistant Director – Ivor Powell
  • Sound Recordists – Bill Daniels & Ken Barker
  • Hairdresser – Stella Rivers
  • Costume Designer – Anna Duse
  • Dubbing Editor – Colin Miller
  • Producer – Peter Rogers
  • Director – Gerald Thomas

Filming and locations[edit]

  • Filming dates – 17 March-2 May 1969

Interiors:

Exteriors:

  • Maidenhead, where the town hall doubled for the hospital as it previously did in Carry On Doctor.
  • Pinewood Studios. Heatherden Hall, the studio management block was used as the exterior for the Moore-Nookey Clinic
  • Windsor, Berkshire. Location of Dr Nookey's consulting rooms (the same location featured in Carry On Regardless as the Helping Hands Agency and in Carry On Loving as the Wedded Bliss agency).

Bibliography[edit]

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