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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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Along with the following film Carry on Abroad (1972), this entry in the series featured the greatest number of "Carry On..." regulars: a total of eleven. They were: Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Terry Scott, Kenneth Connor, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Patsy Rowlands, Sidney James, Jack Douglas and Charles Hawtrey. The only regular stars missing are Jim Dale and Peter Butterworth. See more »

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When Cyril arrives in drag, Arthur says, "Over to the desk girls," but his mouth does not move. See more »

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Matron: [handing Sir Bernard envelopes] By the way - your mail.
Sir Bernard Cutting: Yes, I am! And I can prove it, d'you hear! Prove it!
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Alternative Titles: "Womb at the Top" and "The Preggers Opera" See more »

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Follows Carry on Spying (1964) See more »

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Another barrel of laughs from the Carry On crew
21 November 2002 | by (Finisham) – See all my reviews

With its delightfully corny old jokes, cringe-inducing wordplay and flagrantly over-the-top performances, CARRY ON MATRON resembles a particularly outrageous end-of-the-pier farce, but the sheer energy and exuberance of the performers (and of Talbot Rothwell's tightly-packed screenplay) keep it entertaining and compelling throughout. Series fans will get a kick out of seeing the usually uptight and prudish Williams playing against type as an insatiable sexual predator, forcing himself on the flustered Matron in an almost hysteria-inducing scene that sees both actors on top form, milking the juicy dialogue for all it's worth. A good example is as follows -

MATRON : You don't understand! I'm a simple woman with simple tastes, and I want to be wooed! SIR BERNARD : Oooh, you can be as WUDE as you like with me!

Elsewhere, Sid James has a rare straight role as a cockney crook, Kenneth Cope is touchingly funny as his reluctantly cross-dressing son, Bernard Bresslaw is lumberingly moronic (and I love that hippie-ish wig he wears!), Joan Sims and Kenneth Connor are a memorable odd couple, and there are fine cameos by Madeline Smith, Valerie Leon and Margaret Nolan. Don't forget to watch for the scene where Terry Scott gets injected, as he tactfully puts it, "up the archipelago" - after what he went through in CARRY ON CAMPING, he must have had the most painful posterior in the business!


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