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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
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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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Sly! Slick! Side-Splitting! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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27 March 1959 (UK)  »

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40 Graus de Amor  »

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Trivia

Kenneth Connor (Bernie Bishop) was the real life father of Jeremy Connor (Jeremy Bishop). See more »

Goofs

When the Nurse says to Mr Bishop "What a big fuss about such a little thing" - her lips are saying something completely 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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Followed by Carry on Cruising (1962) See more »

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And Now For An American Point of View
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Well, it was interesting. I laughed more at "Carry On Sergeant".

Fun seeing Wilfred Hyde White, an early Jill Ireland (but as a love interest for old Nasal Nose?) and June Whitfield, no doubt best known in America as Edina's mother on "Absolutely Fabulous."

The strongest point seemed to be waiting for Matron (what little I have seen of this woman, she is steadily emerging as the fave) to show up for inspection, but nothing really coming of it. I suppose the daffodil scene was bold for its time, must remember that. Certainly more daring than anything on American cinema.

I did enjoy Nurse Nightingale tho, keeping an eye on the patient.

There was just a bit of a hint of what is to come with Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, as the two argued here over why he couldn't wear his robe while lying in bed.

And the laughing gas operation was highly original. I would wager that scene had something to do with why it got noticed in America.

Truthfully, I have never heard of any of these movies until a vacation to the UK back in '97.

It is an utterly fascinating idea to use the same actors over and over again in different settings tho.


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