A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but everything doesn't go according to plan. The hypochondriac consultant Sir Bernard Cutting, Matron and the doctors and nurses at Finisham have a habit of getting in the way.
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Did You Know?
In a 2016 interview with the Carry On Blogging site, Madeleine Smith talked about how she got her role in this film. "When I got the part in Matron I was about to give up acting. I had a place to train to become a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital. However my father was very proud of the bits of acting work I had been getting and when he found out about Carry On Matron, he insisted I did it. It was a joy to make the Carry On, I was only there for half a day and gone before lunchtime which was a shame. The atmosphere on set was delightful and that was mainly down to the genius of director Gerald Thomas. He was such a nice man, genial with a sunny personality and loved making films and everyone he was with. Hattie and Barbara were really kind and easy to work with and the lovely Joan Sims was there too doing reaction shots to what the three of us were filming. Jacki Piper was also on set although I didn't do anything with her there. She is an adorable person, really lovely and a great friend." See more
When Cyril is at home having just put on the nurses uniform there is a sign behind him about using the telephone next to what appears to be a slot machine, the long shot has the sign totally uncovered but in close up part of the sign is obscured by the slot machine. See more
I'm a simple woman with simple tastes, and I want to be wooed!
Sir Bernard Cutting
Ooh, you can be as 'wude' as you like with me!
Alternative Titles: "Womb at the Top" and "The Preggers Opera" See more
Some prints have completely different music over the title sequence, particularly as the 'alternative titles' appear on the screen. See more
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