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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 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 ... 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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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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Comedy

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Trivia

Four actors worked previously on another medical based comedy released a year earlier Twice Round the Daffodils (1962), they were Juliet Mills, ,Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims and Amanda Reiss. See more »

Goofs

When the car is stationary at the start of the driving test, the background behind Juliet Mills is still but behind Deryck Guyler it is rocking from side to side. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Jones: What is it dear, an electronic bedpan?
Miss Farthingale: Really! It's a pressure cooker. My nephew gave it to me for Christmas. There's a screw loose.
Mrs. Jones: Oh, poor boy.
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Connections

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

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Enjoyable light comedy-drama.
24 July 2004 | by david-697See all my reviews

This type of movie played a major part of my childhood/early 'teens. During the school holidays (or when ever I was off ill during term time), there was always an old black and white movie playing on Monday and Friday afternoons.

Sometimes a thriller or a war movie, most of the time a comedy, all of them 'forgotten' movies such as this one.

Re-watching 'Nurse On Wheels' after almost twenty years a few things become obvious. The most important being that, despite what some marketing people have tried to do recently, this isn't a 'Carry On' movie under a different name. The humour is more gentle and sentimental (though the movie ends with a variation on 'Carry On Nurse's famous 'daffodil gag') and comes across as a slightly more serious 'Doctor' movie. In fact parts of it verge on comedy-drama, for example Raymond Huntley's Vicar is no comedy eccentric, but a man going through a crisis of faith (or simply compare Jim Dale's comic turn as an expectant father in 'Carry On Cabby', with his more serious role in this).

Once again Juliet Mills lights up the screen, proving to have genuine screen presence and she is backed by a typically strong cast of familiar British faces. Not a movie to watch for belly laughs, but a pleasant, charming movie that they really do not make any more.


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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

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1.85 : 1
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