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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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Comedy

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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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Sound Mix:

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

[Joanna's driving instructor has recommended her to "treat the examiner as your friend" so she tries a flippant remark]
Driving Examiner: Do you mind if I smoke?
Joanna Jones: I don't mind if you curl at the edges.
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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. All in all, 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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