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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 28 January 2013
'Carry On Doctor' has to be one of the best of the Carry On films. With many memorable jokes, Jim Dale's priceless slapstick comedy and the addition of Frankie Howerd as the hilarious 'Francis Bigger' the film keeps you laughing all the way through. The great thing about the film though is the way in which Howerd fits in so well with the established stars of the series. The on screen chemistry between him and especially Kenneth Williams is amazingly good considering the fact that he was essentially an 'outsider' and a bigger star than most of the regulars. Jim Dale mentions this during the 'audio commentary' version of the film and talks of how regulars in the Carry On's were used to 'giving' to each other as actors on screen for the films themselves were essentially repertory theatre.

Barbara Windsor creates the usual 'male mayhem' in the film and Bernard Bresslaw's character plays a large part in linking the plot of the film together. We don't get to see a lot of Peter Butterworth or Charles Hawtrey this time around but the scenes in which they do appear are typical of the funny moments both are renowned for. Sid James (who had not long had a heart attack when filming began) spends most of his on screen time in bed here but is no less funny. Add to all this brilliant performances by Hattie Jacques as the amourous Matron with a thing for Kenneth Williams as 'Dr Tinkle' and Joan Sims as the hard of hearing sidekick to Frankie's character and you have a British comedy classic.

That this DVD also includes a plethora of extra material to delight the Carry On collector in the shape of a collectible colour booklet, 'The Baron Outlook' episode from the spin-off 'Carry On Laughing' ITV television series, a stills gallery and the aforementioned audio commentary version featuring Jim Dale and you would be a fool not to buy this.

Great value and plenty of laughs.
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on 9 January 2011
It's an added bonus when the usual cast of Carry-On regulars have someone like Frankie Howerd join them as in this film as Francis Bigger a less than honest faith healer who falls of his rostrum at one of his meetings and is taken to the local hospital in a hurry. In time he, he ends-up marrying his long-suffering secretary (Joan Sims)but that's the price he pays for listening in to other peoples conversations? Then there's Sid James who's simply workshy and Senior Registrar Kenneth Williams can't find ANYTHING wrong with him after he's in the hospital for more weeks than either of them can remember.Charles Hawtreys wife is having a baby but it's Hawtry who is having a "phantom pregnancy" and ALL the symptoms that go with it!Add to this a romance featuring Bernie Bresslaw, another between Williams and Matron-Hattie Jaques and of course numerous innuendos with Barbara Windsor and Jim Dale and Anita Harris as another special guest star and your assured of laughs in this 90 minute Carry On.
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on 4 December 2013
I bought this Carry On DVD as a "retro" prize as it fits the bill as iconic British comedy of its era. I then won it back! I've not watched it yet as I've seen it many times, but look forward to viewing the extra material.
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on 2 March 2001
great film this one,one of the funniest,shame carlton has put this title and other carry on film back again!! wait for the NTSC region free discs from anchor bay,at least they will be correct ratios and on time..the stars are for the film not carlton's dvd's
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on 3 May 2006
For the 15th entry in the long running British comedy film series, it was a return to familiar terriotry - the hospital. Carry On Nurse (1958) had enjoyed immense International success so a similar formular was re-worked into Carry On Doctor.

It must be said that Carry On Doctor is amongst the most famous in the series and indeed it has many fine moments throughout, although I have to say that I found Again Doctor (1969) to be more satisfying as there was a little bit more of (dare I say it) a plot structure. This is no more than an updated formular of Carry On Nurse, with slight variations. All of the gang are here, with guest star Frankie Howard receiving top billing. Also included are Sid James (who due to his present illness at the time was restricted to film most of his scenes in bed), Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jaques as the ferocious, no-nonsence matron, Jim Dale, Joan Sims, barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Anita Harris and Dilys Laye.

Basically all fun and games throughout although the climax is good where the patients rebel aginst Williams and Jaques after the unfair dismissal of accident prone Jim Dale. They subject to Williams to an ice cold bath and Jaques to a degrading blanket bath - amusing stuff.

Best players would have to be Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jaques although many of the other cast members get their moments too including Frankie Howard who seems to effortlessly blend in with the regular Carry On cast as though he'd always been part of the team, Jim Dale who is accident prone throughout and Charles Hawtrey in an unusual role as a patient suffering from a sympathetic pregnacy! Barbara Windsor makes a welcome return to the series who had not been seen since 1962's Carry On Spying whilst Joan Sims is another regular in an unusual role as Frankie Howards deaf assistant. She plays the role masterfully whilst Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth bubble in the back ground as patients.

The series was on a roll at this time after enjoying success with Screaming (1966) and Don't lose Your Head (1966) and the next two films would perharps be the pinnacle of the series with Up The Kyber (1968) and Camping (1968). As for Carry On Doctor (1967) this defintley ranks up there with the other greats of the series. Recommended!
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on 22 November 2003
Out of all of the medical carry ons (carry on nurse, doctor, again doctor and matron)this is probably the best one. The film includes most, if not all of your favourite stars, babs, sid james, jim dale, kenny williams, bernard breslaw, joan sims and peter butterworth. Also in this film is frankie howards debut in the series (again seen in carry on up the jungle) and he makes an excellent edition to the ensamble cast. the plot, as for any carry on film is a little thin, basically it is just a collection of funny moments based inside a hospital. Kenny williams is the senior doctor, of whom hatties 'matron' charactor wants, jim dale is the 'ladiesman' doctor, eyeing up babs, charles hawtry suffers from a 'pregnancy' and the rest are in for various things. This is one of the better carry ons in the series, the gags come thick and fast and jim dale really adds an energy to the film. Of course, as with many films of a similar age the jokes are a bit dated, but nevertheless, this is an excellent film, which certainly has its funny moments
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on 3 April 2015
Really funny alot of great actor and actresses who are no longer with us add to the fact this is one Classic comedy.
Good old fashioned fun anyone can watch this .
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on 4 May 2013
Another fine specimen of the Carry On films.Again bought for my daughter who loves these films.Arrived promptly,would buy again from here.
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on 28 November 2000
This one in one of the best. It's really funny. Love to see it again, if I can get a copy of it in VHS/NTSC or DVD/Region1 format.
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on 26 March 2014
i have bought all the carry on films as i just love them as they bring me back to my childhood . sitting inn watching this on tv
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