Doctor in Clover is a British comedy film released in 1966, starring Leslie Phillips. The film is based on the novel by Richard Gordon.
The film was shot in Carnaby Street, Wormwood Scrubs and Pinewood Studios.
The film is based at the (fictitious) St Swithins Hospital, with Leslie Phillips as Dr Gaston Grimsdyke, an accident-prone doctor and cad, more interested in the nurses than the patients.
Grimsdyke is sacked from his job as a medical officer at a men's prison, for his behaviour with the Governor's daughter, so he enrols in a refresher course with his old medical tutor Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who he is determined to make him a successful surgeon.
Grimsdyke discovers that a plum senior medical post is shortly to become vacant, and starts scheming to be considered, instead of his cousin, who has already been unofficially offered the job.
Spratt and the newly-appointed hospital matron clash, leading Spratt to 'volunteer' Grimsdyke to romance her and 'soften...