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Carry On Again Doctor. Image shows from L to R: Maud 'Goldie Locks' Boggins (Barbara Windsor), Dr James Nookey (Jim Dale).

Carry On Again Doctor

Carry On Again Doctor. Image shows from L to R: Gladstone Screwer (Sidney James), Dr Frederick Carver (Kenneth Williams).

Carry On Again Doctor

A doctor stumbles upon a shaman's weight-reducing potion and, realising the potential, returns to England with the aim of making a fortune

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Starring
Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques, Patsy Rowlands and others
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers

The patients admitted to Long Hampton Hospital are lucky enough to be attended to by eminent surgeon Frederick Carver - or so he thinks!

The snotty-nosed medical man is top of the pile at the NHS institution but has a lucrative private practice on the side and is keen to expand it further, preferably with the help of wealthy widow Ellen Moore. She is already a benefactor to medicine, funding a small hospital on the tropical Beatific Islands, but unfortunately for Carver is not so keen to expand her philanthropy in his direction.

Meanwhile, young doctor Jim Nookey appears to be a walking disaster area - and gets particularly easily flustered where the fairer sex are concerned! When one of his patients turns out to be beautiful pin-up and aspiring actress Goldie Locks, he falls quite literally head over heels, half destroying the hospital in the process.

With his career hanging by a thread, Carver spies an opportunity to get Nookey out of his immaculate hair for good and get in Mrs Moore's good books in the process: her medical mission is in need of a new doctor, and Nookey seems to fit the bill. As far as Carver's concerned, any solution that ends up with Nookey as far away as possible is a good one!

Arriving on the island, Nookey soon discovers that this tropical location is far from paradise. There are no patients, nothing to do, and once the 9-month rainy season is over, the 3-month hurricane season begins. Introduced to his right-hand man and orderly, Gladstone Screwer, it's not too long before Nookey makes a remarkable discovery: Gladstone has perfected a miraculous slimming potion, and he instantly spies the opportunity to return home to England and find fame and fortune!

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