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Director:
Writers:
Patrick Cargill (idea) and
Jack Beale (idea) ...
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Release Date:
5 June 1959 (Ireland) 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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(6 articles)
The troubled heart of British postwar cinema
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 21 July 2011, 4:05 PM, PDT)

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The first of the Carry On medical capers 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)

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:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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 name of the medical facility was the "Haven Hospital". The name of the men's surgical ward where much of the action takes place was the "King George V Ward".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:
[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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The first of the Carry On medical capers, 30 April 2005
Author: BritishFilms1 from Scotland

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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