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Nurse on Wheels (1963)

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 »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

John Burke (novel) (as Joanna Jones), Norman Hudis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Mills ... Joanna Jones
Ronald Lewis ... Henry Edwards
Joan Sims ... Deborah Walcott
Noel Purcell ... Abel Worthy
Esma Cannon ... Mrs. Jones
Raymond Huntley ... Vicar
Athene Seyler ... Miss Farthingale
Norman Rossington ... George Judd
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Dr. Harold Golfrey
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Wood
Renee Houston ... Mrs. Beacon
Jim Dale ... Tim Taylor
George Woodbridge ... Mr. Beacon
David Horne ... Dr. Golfrey Senior
Deryck Guyler ... Driving Examiner
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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Even funnier than "Carry on Nurse!"

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on, Nurse on Wheels See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Sims was originally cast in the title role but put on weight before production started. Producer Peter Rogers recast the part with Juliet Mills but offered Sims any other role for the same top billing and salary, and she chose the part of Deborah, the vicar's daughter. See more »

Goofs

The wild car journey is split into two parts, apparently a reel is in the wrong order. See more »

Quotes

Deborah Walcott: You know Dr Golfrey's secretary? That flighty young thing? Well, she's flown.
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Connections

Referenced in True Jackson, VP: Ryan on Wheels (2008) See more »

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Did You Say 'Nurse'?
21 October 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Juliet Mills is the new district nurse in a rural English village in this slight but amusing movie, populated by amusing eccentrics, in this mild version of CARRY ON NURSE. She deals with the usual comic issues of the National Health service and is pursued by a sturdy and stiff young doctor, with the usual mishaps one would expect in a movie directed by Gerald Thomas.

Juliet Mills is pretty, young and handles her standard-issue role very well, as one would expect of some who had a movie career stretching back more than twenty years (her first role was as a baby in IN WHICH WE SERVE under the direction her godfather, Noel Coward). One would hardly expect less of a daughter of John Mills, whose sister Hayley was a juvenile star. Even so, this is a slight affair; her role was intended for Joan Sims, who wound up taking a supporting role. Given the popularity of "young women in the world" comedies in the 1960s, this is not particularly memorable.


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