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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

Abel Worthy's general store was a fake frontage built on a driveway between two existing houses, one of which was used as Abel's house. 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: [answering phone] Hello, there's nobody here.
Joanna Jones: It's Joanna.
Mrs. Jones: She's not here.
Joanna Jones: It's Joanna *speaking*.
Mrs. Jones: Oh you nasty mucky thing. Stop dripping!
Joanna Jones: I beg your pardon?
Mrs. Jones: I was speaking to the paintbrush, dear. I'm painting a window frame.
Joanna Jones: Mother, have there been any calls for me?
Mrs. Jones: Several!
Joanna Jones: Right, what did they want?
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Connections

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

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Perfect for a Sunday afternoon
8 September 2006 | by g-hbeSee all my reviews

A marvellous bit of whimsy from Britain's film industry of the early 60's, when we knew how to make this kind of light-hearted comedy/drama. Almost everyone is perfectly cast - especially the pretty and pleasant Juliet Mills as Nurse Jones - and her mother, played by the incomparable Esma Cannon very nearly steals the show; the scene with the sink plunger never misses. Raymond Huntley's vicar is a bit thin on plot, but then he is there only to provide Joan Sims with a purpose anyway. However, on every DVD and TV showing I've seen, the reels seem to have been assembled in the wrong order and the plot strand concerning Joan Sims applying for a job seems back-to-front! Despite this, Nurse on Wheels is a pleasant 90 minutes of classic British gentle comedy with a fine cast of regulars. I can only agree with other posters who have said 'they don't make them like this anymore'.


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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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