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Nurse on Wheels (1963)

 -  Comedy  -  January 1963 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ronald Lewis ...
Joan Sims ...
Noel Purcell ...
Esma Cannon ...
Mrs. Jones
Raymond Huntley ...
Vicar
Athene Seyler ...
Miss Farthingale
Norman Rossington ...
Ronald Howard ...
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Wood
Renee Houston ...
Mrs. Beacon
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Tim Taylor
George Woodbridge ...
Mr. Beacon
David Horne ...
Dr. Golfrey Senior
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Driving Examiner
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Even funnier than "Carry on Nurse!"

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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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