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Carry on Matron (1972)

 |  Comedy, Crime  |  May 1972 (UK)
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A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

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A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but everything doesn't go according to plan. The hypochondriac consultant Sir Bernard Cutting, Matron and the doctors and nurses at Finisham have a habit of getting in the way. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Antaa mennä ylihoitsu  »

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Trivia

The "trophies" on Dr Prodd's wall include character publicity stills of Fenella Fielding from Carry on Screaming! (1966) and Shakira Caine from Carry on Again Doctor (1969). See more »

Goofs

As Sid and his villains drive into Finisham Hospital car park in their Ford Zodiac, it can be clearly seen that the car has two normal windscreen wipers. However, when you see a view of them sitting in the car after it has stopped, the windscreen wipers are nowhere to be seen, only the stalks where the wipers should be are visible. See more »

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Dr. Prodd: Name, please?
Miss Smethurst: Smethurst.
Dr. Prodd: Oh yes, I have some good news for you, Mrs Smethurst.
Miss Smethurst: Miss Smethurst.
Dr. Prodd: Oh, in that case I have some bad news for you.
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Alternative Titles: "Womb at the Top" and "The Preggers Opera" See more »

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Follows Carry on Cowboy (1965) See more »

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7 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another madcap comedy from the Carry On group, this time set in a maternity hospital. The whole group is here and its a fun film. Kenneth Williams deftly plays the hospital administrator Sir Bernard Cutting, who is obsessed with his manliness, Kenneth Cope plays Cyril, who dresses as a nurse to try to find out where "the pill" is stored, while Sid James plays his father, who is the mastermind of the group looking to steal the pills to sell them on the black market. There are sight gags, mistaken notions etc, just what you would expect. Hattie Jacques deftly plays the matron of the title. Its a fun comedy, at a time when the Carry On films were hitting their stride. You should check it out.


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