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Nurse on Wheels (1963)

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to ... See full summary »

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Joanna Jones
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Henry Edwards
Joan Sims ...
Deborah Walcott
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Abel Worthy
Esma Cannon ...
Mrs. Jones
Raymond Huntley ...
Vicar
Athene Seyler ...
Miss Farthingale
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George Judd
Ronald Howard ...
Dr. Harold Golfrey
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Wood
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Mrs. Beacon
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Tim Taylor
George Woodbridge ...
Mr. Beacon
David Horne ...
Dr. Golfrey Senior
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Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to someone rather older, while becoming romantically involved with a local farmer - at least until he tries to evict a newly-arrived expectant couple who park their caravan on his land. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Even funnier than "Carry on Nurse!"

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January 1963 (UK)  »

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Carry on, Nurse on Wheels  »

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Abel Worthy's general store was a fake frontage built on a driveway between two existing houses, one of which was used as Abel's house. See more »

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Deborah cuts Joanna dead before she learns about Joanna going out to dinner with Doctor Golfrey, apparently a reel is in the wrong order. See more »

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[last lines: Dr Golfrey pulls back the bed clothes to show Abel Worthy lying with a toilet seat stuck to his posterior]
Dr. Golfrey Senior: Well, girl. What's the matter with you? Never come across anything like that before?
Joanna Jones: Oh yes, doctor, but never framed!
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Referenced in True Jackson, VP: Ryan on Wheels (2008) See more »

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"Nurses aren't born old."
26 August 2003 | by (Atherton, Manchester) – See all my reviews

This film is funny. Make no mistake about that. It's a gem of a comedy which provokes out-loud laughter in abundance. A whole host of comic characters are at hand to deliver some unforgettable lines amid a very simple, ungarnished plot.

Passing her driving test qualifies nurse Joanna Jones (Juliet Mills) for a position as a district nurse. So she, together with her dotty mother, moves into an out-of-the-way village to take up her new duties. After twenty-odd years under the care of an elderly district nurse, the villagers are somewhat distrustful of the young and beautiful Nurse Jones. This leads to some hilarious situations as the new district nurse is thrown amongst the village's inhabitants. Abel Worthy (brilliantly played by the irascible Noel Purcell) is felled by a tin of corned beef - just one in a series of delightful mishaps. And the dialogue is even funnier. `You know Dr Golfrey's secretary? That flighty young thing? Well, she's flown.'

Esma Cannon relishes the role of Joanna's eccentric mother and Norman Rossington plays a blinder as George Judd, the lovelorn hob-jobber but Juliet Mills is nothing short of outstanding in the lead role.

All in all, Nurse On Wheels is a wonderful example of English comedy. It may be a cliché but they don't make 'em like this anymore.


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