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Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1959 (UK)
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
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Percy 'Perc' Hickson
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Jack Bell
Joan Sims ...
Student Nurse Stella Dawson
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Oliver Reckitt
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The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Susan Beaumont ...
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Helen Lloyd
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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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It'll fracture your funnybone ! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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27 March 1959 (UK)  »

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40 Graus de Amor  »

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1.66 : 1
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Second of three appearances in "Carry On" movies for actress Shirley Eaton. The others were Carry On Sergeant (1958) and Carry on Constable (1960)_. These were three of the first four "Carry On" movies. See more »

Goofs

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

[Nurse Dawson approaches Ted with a large tablet]
Ted York: You have given one of these before?
Nurse Stella Dawson: Oh, good gracious, hundreds.
[Hands him a glass of water]
Nurse Stella Dawson: There you are, get it down now.
Nurse Dorothy Denton: [Passing:] Other end, Nurse.
[Nurse Dawson looks ashamed]
Ted York: Never mind. With a face like mine, it's a mistake anyone might make.
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Followed by Carry on Doctor (1967) See more »

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Welcome to Haven Hospital
20 March 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Carry On Nurse was the second of the Carry On movies and also the first of the medical ones.

This one is about life in a ward in Haven Hospital. The patients include a boxer, nuclear scientist and a Major. We get to see one of them snogging a nurse, the Major always calling for help and, best of all, the patients trying to do a bunion operation while breathing in laughing gas! There is also an accident prone nurse to add to the chaos.

I find this to be one of the funnier Carry Ons and is shot well in black and white.

Now to the cast, which includes plenty of well known stars joining the regulars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jaques, Kenneth Conner, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips and the Carry On debuts of Joan Sims and June Whitfield. With Bond girl Shirley Eaton (before she was painted gold in Goldfinger), Bill Owen (Compo from Last Of the Sumer Wine), Norman Rossington, Joan Hickson (Miss Marple), Susan Shaw, Jill Ireland (Charles Bronson's wife) and Wilfred Hyde-White as the Major.

Have a good laugh with Carry On Nurse. Great fun.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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