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Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  27 March 1959 (UK)
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

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Charles Hawtrey ...
Humphrey Hinton
Hattie Jacques ...
Terence Longdon ...
Ted York
Bill Owen ...
Percy 'Perc' Hickson
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Jack Bell
Joan Sims ...
Student Nurse Stella Dawson
Susan Stephen ...
Kenneth Williams ...
Oliver Reckitt
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The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Susan Beaumont ...
Ann Firbank ...
Helen Lloyd
Joan Hickson ...
Sister
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Bert Able
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves! Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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27 March 1959 (UK)  »

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40 Graus de Amor  »

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Trivia

Bob Monkhouse was offered to play a major role but passed because he thought the fee being offered was far too low. See more »

Goofs

When the nurse who was left tied up in a bed is set free by a colleague we see that her hands were tied but not her feet: she would have been able to get up and walk at any time. See more »

Quotes

Sister: It's Matron's round.
Percy Hickson: Mine's a pint!
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Followed by Carry on Cleo (1964) See more »

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The first of the Carry On medical capers
30 April 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The first of the medical outings, Carry On Nurse is one of the earlier Carry On films and one of the best to start with. Most of the action revolves around the staff and patients on the men's surgical ward at Haven Hospital.

The patients and staff are played by actors who were to become stalwarts of the Carry On series and settle into their stereotypes quite well. Kenneth Connor is a boxer with a broken wrist. Kenneth Williams is his usual snooty intellectual, and is paired off with a glamour girl!, while Charles Hawtrey spends most of the time in bed listening to his wireless.

Matron Hattie Jacques' strict supervision of nurses Shirley Eaton and a young Joan Sims prompts the patients to give her a taste of her own medicine, in this case an hilarious attempt at removing Leslie Phillips bunion! There is also an hilarious gag involving Wilfrid Hyde White and *that* daffodil!

A must see!


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