Dentist On The Job. Image shows from L to R: Brian Dexter (Ronnie Stevens), David Cookson (Bob Monkhouse). Copyright: Bertram Ostrer Productions.

Dentist On The Job

1961 British comedy film about dentists. Stars Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Richard Wattis and others.

Dentist On The Job. Image shows from L to R: Sam Field (Kenneth Connor), David Cookson (Bob Monkhouse), Jill Venner (Shirley Eaton), Brian Dexter (Ronnie Stevens). Copyright: Bertram Ostrer Productions.

Dentist On The Job

Comedy sequel. Colonel Proudfoot is looking for a dentist to endorse his new toothpaste and his cousin may have just the men

Genre
Film
Released
1961
Starring
Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Richard Wattis, Ronnie Stevens, Reginald Beckwith, Graham Stark and others
Writers
Hazel Adair and Hugh Woodhouse
Director
C.M. Pennington-Richards
Producer
Bertram Ostrer

Colonel J. J. Proudfoot, the Managing Director of Proudfoot Industries, is bursting with fury when his latest product, a toothpaste called Dreem, fails to attract the attention of the public. Everyone in the organisation comes in for a taste of J. J.'s tongue and the brunt of his temper is vented on his Advertising Manager, Mr. Duff.

To save his skin, Duff suggests that the firm should engage a dentist to endorse the toothpaste. A tricky ask, as any dentist endorsing a commercial product in such a scheme would be liable to be struck off the Register. But J. J. thinks that Duff's idea is a good one and he knows just the man who will help him - his cousin, the Dean of King Alfred's Dental College.

Identifying his two worst ever students for the job - the newly (but only just) qualified David Cookson and Brian Dexter - the Dean is quick to despatch them to the Dreem factory before they can be let loose on an unprepared general public; and, perhaps all too true to form, the pair quickly sign up to the £1,500-per annum salary - not realising quite what their job entails!

Soon realising that they are to be marketing stooges rather than in-house dental workers for the factory's staff, Cookson and Dexter seem to be stuck; and with one of Proudfoot's executives, Macreedy, having taken a particular dislike to them, it's an increasingly uncomfortable situation.

Fortunately, there is one friendly face: beautiful blonde Jill, who was to be the star of the company's new advertising campaign, who has also fallen foul of Macreedy's duplicitous nature. And luckily, whilst he may be a haphazard dentist, Dexter has proved to be a pharmacological whizz - a workable plan to save their skins could yet be in the offing.

Production Details

UK certificate
A
Duration
88 minutes
Release date
Sunday 2nd July 1961
Distributor

Anglo Amalgamated

Production company
Also known as
  • Get On With It (US title)
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Monday 1st July 2019 at 6:00am on TPTV

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