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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joanna Jones
... Henry Edwards
... Deborah Walcott
... Abel Worthy
... Mrs. Jones
... Vicar
... Miss Farthingale
... George Judd
Ronald Howard ... Dr. Harold Golfrey
... Mrs. Wood
... Mrs. Beacon
... Tim Taylor
... Mr. Beacon
... Dr. Golfrey Senior
... 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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January 1963 (UK)  »

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Carry on, Nurse on Wheels  »

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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 »

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

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[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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Enjoyable light comedy-drama.
24 July 2004 | by See 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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