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Dentist on the Job (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy | June 1961 (UK)
The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to find a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste.

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Hazel Adair (screenplay), Hugh Woodhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ... David Cookson
Kenneth Connor ... Sam Field
Ronnie Stevens ... Brian Dexter
Shirley Eaton ... Jill Venner
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Colonel J.J. Proudfoot / The Dean
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Mr. Duff
Richard Wattis ... Macreedy
Charles Hawtrey ... Mr. Roper
Michael Miles Michael Miles ... Himself
Graham Stark ... Sourfaced Man
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Miss Figg
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ... Mrs. Burke
Jeremy Hawk ... Professor Lovitt
David Horne ... Admiral Southbound
David Glover David Glover ... Mr. Bull
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Storyline

The marketing department of a pharmaceutical company decides to enlist a dentist to endorse it's brand of toothpaste although they would be struck off for doing so. They hire two recent graduates who find themselves tied into a contract they failed to read. Having decided that the product is rubbish, the graduates set about developing a new, better toothpaste which they consider worthy of being struck off for. Written by reviewer <plotsummary@towhatextentisduck.cjb.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Get on with It! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Hawtrey receives a "guest star" credit. See more »

Goofs

When Jill is in the bath advertising "Proudfoot's Pink Pierre", there is a large mirror behind her. When she stands up, it's gone. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are shown over Richard Wattis walking with Sandwich boards advertising the toothpaste. When he turns to face the camera, the front board say The End. He continues to walk towards the camera until the words on the board fill the screen. See more »

Connections

Follows Dentist in the Chair (1960) See more »

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Credits are great
5 August 2006 | by mrsimpson21See all my reviews

As a movie, I'm not entirely sure how "Dentist On The Job" stacks up. However, i must say that when i first watched "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (special edition) This movie really made me sit up and take notice. Especially how it wasn't the movie i was expecting. As the movie opened on the unfamiliar black and white of "dentist" i was a bit taken aback. I admit that i restarted the movie to make sure i had got the right DVD in the player.

Whoever allowed this movie to preempt Holy Grail is a genius... it encouraged me to IMDb it to see just what the draw was. And i still am unsure.. much like many of the troupe's gags in and out of the mainstream. For random sake... i think it is hilarious.


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