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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 »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
The troubled heart of British postwar cinema
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 21 July 2011, 4:05 PM, PDT)

Terence Longdon obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 13 June 2011, 4:07 PM, PDT)

Terence Longdon obituary
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A good dose of comedy... 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:
Many sources list Patrick Cargill being in this film but BFI Special Collection has all the contracts for screen performers in this, Cargill's name does not feature among those who were signed.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cor, Blimey! (2000) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A good dose of comedy..., 23 July 2002
Author: gnb from Berlin

"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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