Dentist on the Job
|Dentist on the Job|
|Directed by||C. M. Pennington-Richards|
|Produced by||Bertram Ostrer|
|Written by||Hugh Woodhouse|
Additional material by Bob Monkhouse
|Music by||Ken Jones|
|Edited by||Bill Lenny|
|29 December 1961|
Dentist on the Job is a 1961 British comedy film directed by C. M. Pennington-Richards, the sequel to Dentist in the Chair (1960). It was released in the US with the title Get On with It!. The film was co-written by Hugh Woodhouse and Hazel Adair. It stars Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Ronnie Stevens and Eric Barker repeating their roles from the prequel. Other actors appearing in the film include Shirley Eaton, Richard Wattis and Charles Hawtrey.
Colonel Proudfoot of Proudfoot Industries tries to entice a couple of dentists to advertise "Dreem", a revolutionary type of toothpaste, but he knows that if the dentists learn that they are part of an advertising campaign, they will be struck off. The director of a Dental School sees his chance to rid the field of dentistry of two newly qualified incompetents. However, once employed by Proudfoot, they set about improving on Dreem's terrible formula, and accidentally succeed in creating a much better toothpaste. Unfortunately they are unable to convince Proudfoot of its merits.
They then read a newspaper article about the launch a rocket from a British base carrying a satellite which will continuously broadcast a taped message of peace from the President of the United States, and conceive a plan. They record an impromptu commercial for the new formula Dreem and, with the help of an ex-convict friend, manage to smuggle it aboard the rocket in place of the President's speech, guaranteeing Proudfoot years of free advertising. The resulting publicity ensures the product's success and the pair are promoted.
- Bob Monkhouse as David Cookson
- Kenneth Connor as Sam Field
- Ronnie Stevens as Brian Dexter
- Shirley Eaton as Jill Venner
- Eric Barker as Colonel J.J. Proudfoot / The Dean
- Reginald Beckwith as Mr. Duff
- Richard Wattis as Macreedy
- Charles Hawtrey as Mr. Roper
- Richard Caldicot as Prison Governor
- Cyril Chamberlain as Director
- David Horne as Admiral Southbound
- Graham Stark as Sourfaced Man
- Charlotte Mitchell as Mrs Burke
- Arthur Mullard (uncredited)
- Andria Lawrence (uncredited)
The studio logos, opening credits and a brief portion of the opening scene is added to the start of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on its special edition DVD. The clip ends with a spluttering, unseen "projectionist" realising he has played the wrong film. A "slide" then appears urging the audience to wait while the projectionist changes reels.
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