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Carry on Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 23 March 1959 (UK)
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Patrick Cargill (idea), Jack Beale (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Connor ... Bernie Bishop
Shirley Eaton ... Staff Nurse Dorothy Denton
Charles Hawtrey ... Humphrey Hinton
Hattie Jacques ... Matron
Terence Longdon ... Ted York
Bill Owen ... Percy 'Perc' Hickson
Leslie Phillips ... Jack Bell
Joan Sims ... Student Nurse Stella Dawson
Susan Stephen ... Nurse Georgie Axwell
Kenneth Williams ... Oliver Reckitt
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... The Colonel (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Susan Beaumont Susan Beaumont ... Nurse Frances James
Ann Firbank ... Helen Lloyd
Joan Hickson ... Sister
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Bert Able
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Storyline

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves! Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Sly! Slick! Side-Splitting! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ist ja irre - 41 Grad Liebe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original ending was going to be the romance between Reporter Ted York and nurse Denton, until Peter Rogers decided on the celebrated daffodil gag. See more »

Goofs

When the nurse who was left tied up in a bed is set free by a colleague, we see that her hands were tied, but not her feet. She would have been able to get up and walk at any time. See more »

Quotes

[Nurse Dawson approaches Ted with a large tablet]
Ted York: You have given one of these before?
Nurse Stella Dawson: Oh, good gracious, hundreds.
[Hands him a glass of water]
Nurse Stella Dawson: There you are, get it down now.
Nurse Dorothy Denton: [Passing:] Other end, Nurse.
[Nurse Dawson looks ashamed]
Ted York: Never mind. With a face like mine, it's a mistake anyone might make.
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Alternate Versions

For the original UK cinema release cuts were made to remove some crude dialogue and footage. Among them a referral to spilt ball-bearings ("You can pick up Mr Hickson's balls"), the nurse's comment to Bernie after his shorts are removed ("What a big fuss about such a little thing") lost a shot of Bernie peering under the bed sheet, and Ted's hospital shaving scene was cut to remove the shots of Mick splashing him (below screen) with shaving cream. The latter was later restored to video releases although other cut footage may be lost forever. See more »

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The first of the Carry On medical capers
30 April 2005 | by BritishFilms1See all my reviews

The first of the medical outings, Carry On Nurse is one of the earlier Carry On films and one of the best to start with. Most of the action revolves around the staff and patients on the men's surgical ward at Haven Hospital.

The patients and staff are played by actors who were to become stalwarts of the Carry On series and settle into their stereotypes quite well. Kenneth Connor is a boxer with a broken wrist. Kenneth Williams is his usual snooty intellectual, and is paired off with a glamour girl!, while Charles Hawtrey spends most of the time in bed listening to his wireless.

Matron Hattie Jacques' strict supervision of nurses Shirley Eaton and a young Joan Sims prompts the patients to give her a taste of her own medicine, in this case an hilarious attempt at removing Leslie Phillips bunion! There is also an hilarious gag involving Wilfrid Hyde White and *that* daffodil!

A must see!


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