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Carry on Nurse (1959)

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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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21 July 1959 (Denmark)  »

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40 Graus de Amor  »

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Trivia

The picture was the only ever "Carry On" movie featuring actress Jill Ireland. See more »

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When the nurse is discovered hidden in the bed, she runs up the stairs in her underwear - but when she next appears both her petticoat and hairstyle are different. See more »

Quotes

The Colonel: Come come, Matron. Surely you've seen a temperature taken like this before?
Matron: Yes Colonel. But never with a daffodil!
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A good dose of comedy...
23 July 2002 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

"Carry on Nurse" is one of the finer examples in the series. Only the second film to be made this still captures the naive charm of late 50s humour while exploring the more risque ground of the double-entendre.

The usual gang of misfits are present: Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques (playing Matron!) and Joan Sims in her first "Carry On..." appearance.

The hospital setting works especially well in this film and indeed later entries in the series which sees the gang placed within some institution or other are usually worth a look to see how our heroes react and rebel against authority.

"Nurse", actually voted Best British Film of 1958, is a delight to watch and it's hard to equate this with something as bawdy as "Camping" or "Girls".

And the ending is a scream too with a most inventive use for a daffodil in medical history!


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