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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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Deborah Walcott: You know Dr Golfrey's secretary? That flighty young thing? Well, she's flown.
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Referenced in True Jackson, VP: Ryan on Wheels (2008) See more »

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Perfect for a Sunday afternoon
8 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A marvellous bit of whimsy from Britain's film industry of the early 60's, when we knew how to make this kind of light-hearted comedy/drama. Almost everyone is perfectly cast - especially the pretty and pleasant Juliet Mills as Nurse Jones - and her mother, played by the incomparable Esma Cannon very nearly steals the show; the scene with the sink plunger never misses. Raymond Huntley's vicar is a bit thin on plot, but then he is there only to provide Joan Sims with a purpose anyway. All in all, a pleasant 90 minutes of classic British gentle comedy with a fine cast of regulars. I can only agree with other posters who have said 'they don't make them like this anymore'.


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