For doctors like Gaston Grimsdyke, the physique of nurses is substantially more worthy of study than the medical conditions of his patients. When a chance meeting with Sir Lancelot Spratt leads to a new position at Hamden Park Hospital after six months of duty at Wormwood Scrubs, he feels that things are looking up. Grimsdyke, with his unfaltering habit of turning friends into enemies and with his roving eye for the ladies, is the hilarious catalyst that turns the whole hospital into chaos. The bedlam culminates with an outrageous Christmas party where a much rejuvenated Sir Lancelot dons a kilt, struts his stuff with the nurses, laces the punch with Scotch and generously disperses laughing gas. The climatic end has everyone literally falling about with laughter.
DOCTOR IN CLOVER is the next-to-last entry in the British "Doctor" comedy film series. After losing his government job, doctor Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) signs up for a medical school course with his old tutor-nemesis Sir Lancelot Spratt (welcome back, James Robertson Justice). What follows is the standard melange of double- and single entendres, not to mention the usual dalliances with such underdressed lovelies as Shirley Ann Field, Fenella Fielding and Elizabeth Ercy. A subplot involves a rejuvenation serum that is disastrously applied to the behemothlike Sir Lancelot. Though allegedly based on the original "Doctor" novel by Richard Gordon, any resemblance is purely coincidental.DOCTOR IN CLOVER was also released as CARNABY MD, in deference to the "Swinging London" craze.