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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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Bernard Bresslaw had to wear a wig for his appearance in this film. See more »

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On Dr Prodd's "trophy" wall, the Charing Cross and Bart's photos swap positions. See more »

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Dr. Prodd: Mrs. Tucker, isn't it? Now what can I do for you?
Mrs. Tucker: Well, I came to see you three months ago, because I was a little bit worried about my husband being able to have a baby.
Dr. Prodd: Yes, that's right, he's a bit older than you, isn't he?
Mrs. Tucker: Eighty-eight.
Dr. Prodd: Yes.
Mrs. Tucker: Well, if you remember, you suggested it might be a good idea to take in a lodger, you know, someone nearer my own age.
Dr. Prodd: [uncomfortably] Yes, well, purely off the record, of course.
Mrs. Tucker: Well, it worked! I'm pregnant.
Dr. Prodd: Oh! What about your husband?
Mrs. Tucker: Oh, he's ...
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Alternative Titles: "Womb at the Top" and "The Preggers Opera" See more »

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Excellent "later" Carry On
4 February 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

CONTAINS SPOILERS

This "Carry On" film was made in 1972, when they were considered to be "past it". It is set at Finisham Maternity Hospital where Sid James plans to steal some pills. He is assisted by dumb Bernard Bresslaw, cockney Bill Maynard and Sid' son Kenneth Cope, disguised as a nurse.

The hospital staff include Hattie Jacques as Matron, Kenneth Williams as head surgeon Sir Bernard Cutting, Charles Hawtrey as Dr FA Goode, a psychiatrist, Barbara Windsor as the nurse and Terry Scott as lecherous Dr Prodd.

There is also a good supporting turn from Joan Sims as an "eating machine" expectant mother who is a month overdue and Kenneth Connor as her fed-up husband.

This film ends with Sid's gang getting away and wedding bells for Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams.

10 out of 10!


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