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Writers:
Patrick Cargill (idea) and
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Release Date:
21 July 1959 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
It'll fracture your funnybone ! See more »
Plot:
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The troubled heart of British postwar cinema
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"Come come, Matron. Surely you've seen a temperature taken like this before?" See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kenneth Connor ... Bernie Bishop

Shirley Eaton ... Staff Nurse Dorothy Denton
Charles Hawtrey ... Humphrey Hinton
Hattie Jacques ... Matron
Terence Longdon ... Ted York
Bill Owen ... Percy 'Perc' Hickson

Leslie Phillips ... Jack Bell
Joan Sims ... Student Nurse Stella Dawson
Susan Stephen ... Nurse Georgie Axwell
Kenneth Williams ... Oliver Reckitt

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Susan Beaumont ... Nurse Frances James
Ann Firbank ... Helen Lloyd
Joan Hickson ... Sister
Cyril Chamberlain ... Bert Able
Harry Locke ... Mick the Orderly

Norman Rossington ... Norm
Brian Oulton ... Henry Bray
Susan Shaw ... Mrs. Jane Bishop

Jill Ireland ... Jill Thompson
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Madge Hickson
Michael Medwin ... Ginger
Leigh Madison ... Doctor Winn
John Van Eyssen ... Surgeon Stephens
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Alice Able
Rosalind Knight ... Student Nurse Nightingale
June Whitfield ... Meg
Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Rhoda Bray
Frank Forsyth ... John Gray
Ed Devereaux ... Alec Lawrence (as Ed. Devereaux)
Martin Boddey ... Perkins
Fred Griffiths ... Second Ambulance Man
John Mathews ... Tom Mayhew
Graham Stewart ... George Field
Marita Stanton ... Rose Harper
Patrick Durkin ... Jackson
Anthony Sagar ... First Ambulance Man
Shane Cordell ... Attractive Nurse
Christine Ozanne ... Cleaner
Lucy Griffiths ... Trolley Lady
Charles Stanley ... Porter (scenes deleted)
David Williams ... Andrew Newman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bernard Bresslaw ... Ted York (uncredited)
Jeremy Connor ... Jeremy Bishop (uncredited)
Raymond Glendenning ... Racing Commentator (voice) (uncredited)
Stephanie Schiller ... New Nurse (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
Patrick Cargill (idea) and
Jack Beale (idea)

Norman Hudis (original screenplay)

Jack Beale  play "Ring for Catty" (uncredited)
Patrick Cargill  play "Ring for Catty" (uncredited)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
Nat Cohen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Stuart Levy .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bruce Montgomery 
 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer (director of photography) (as Reginald Wyer)
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Casting by
Betty White 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Pearl Orton .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hosgood .... assistant director
Maurice Gibson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Taksen .... set dressing
Bert Davey .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roger Cherrill .... sound editor
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound recordist
Tom Buchanan .... boom operator (uncredited)
Roy Charman .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Tony Cripps .... boom operator (uncredited)
Harry Fairbairn .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Simon Kaye .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hume .... camera operator
Steve Claydon .... focus puller (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Ellacott .... dress designer
 
Editorial Department
Jim Sibley .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Montgomery .... musical director
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Stuart Levy .... presenter
Lorely Farley .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
The nickname of Percy Hickson (Bill Owen) was "Perc".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Come come, Matron. Surely you've seen a temperature taken like this before?", 30 January 2008
Author: Terrell-4 from San Antonio, Texas

The next time you're in your hospital bed and two nurses walk in with a long-stemmed daffodil, do not under any circumstance roll over on your stomach.

Carry On Nurse was the second in the Carry On stream of British comedies that began with Carry On Sergeant and lasted for nearly 20 years. You'll either love 'em or you'll hate 'em. You'll love Carry On Nurse, or at least feel a warm, gentle glow of nostalgia break out over you like a rash, if naughty humor based on bedpans, buxom nurses, buttock massages and bunions make you smile. We're in a hospital ward where the male patients are ruled by Matron and where almost every nurse is a knock-out. Naturally, they innocently cause acute adjustment problems for the men who are away from wives and girlfriends. The Carry On gang is represented here by Kenneth Connor as an anxious but well-meaning boxer; Kenneth Williams, all intellectual condescension; Terence Longdon, the good-looking observer; Charles Hawtrey, who made mincing about an art form; Hattie Jacques as the iron-willed Matron; and a number of others, including a solo appearance by Wilfred Hyde-White as a demanding patient who winds up in the best joke of the movie. It involves that daffodil. Among the nurses is Shirley Eaton, guaranteed to disturb any man's dreams.

The story, such as it is, is even slighter than Carry On Sergeant. Carry On Nurse is really a series of episodic vignettes and jokes, leading up to Hawtrey swishing about in a nurse's uniform, Williams brandishing knives and preparing to remove a bunion while reading how to do it, Connor administering the anesthetic which turns out to be laughing gas, and poor Lesley Phillips, who just wanted his bunion fixed so he could get on with a bit of snogging he'd arranged for the next day. The whole thing's a funny set up.

By the gross-out standards of today's movie humor, Carry On Nurse is about as raunchy as Pollyanna. It's vulgar, silly and a lot of fun. Just like the use that daffodil is put to.

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