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Carry on Matron (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 19 May 1972 (UK)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writer:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney James ... Sid Carter
Kenneth Williams ... Sir Bernard Cutting
Charles Hawtrey ... Dr. Francis A. Goode
Joan Sims ... Mrs. Tidey
Hattie Jacques ... Matron
Bernard Bresslaw ... Ernie Bragg
Kenneth Cope ... Cyril Carter
Terry Scott ... Dr. Prodd
Barbara Windsor ... Nurse Susan Ball
Kenneth Connor ... Mr. Tidey
Jacki Piper ... Sister
Bill Maynard ... Freddy
Patsy Rowlands ... Evelyn Banks
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Arthur
Amelia Bayntun Amelia Bayntun ... Mrs. Jenkins
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Storyline

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. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Carry On Line

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carry on - Die total verrückte Oberschwester See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On Dr Prodd's "trophy" wall, the Charing Cross and Bart's photos swap positions. See more »

Quotes

Matron: 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!
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Crazy Credits

Alternative Titles: "Womb at the Top" and "The Preggers Opera" See more »

Alternate Versions

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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Follows Carry on Cleo (1964) See more »

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The Bun and Oven Wards are open at Finisham Maternity Hospital.
25 October 2012 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The 23rd film in the Carry On series and the fourth (and last) of the medical themed adventures. Sid Carter (Sid James) leads a gang of thieves who plan to break into Finisham Hospital and steal a load of contraceptive pills to sell abroad. But where are they kept? Sid decides to send his son Cyril (Kenneth Cope) in undercover disguised as a nurse...

They probably seem like cheap gags now, but much mirth is mined from the scenarios set up by a man undercover as a female nurse. Cue him having to share a room with a foxy babe (Babs Windsor), having to fight off the attentions of the randy Doctor Prodd (a brilliant film stealing Terry Scott) and him getting involved with medical issues he has no idea about (yikes this is a maternity hospital!). Elsewhere Joan Simms portrays a human eating machine that is three weeks over due, while her poor railway worker husband (Kenneth Connor great as always) goes insane in the waiting room. Kenneth Williams is the hypochondriac hospital manager and the wonderful Hattie Jacques gets great scenes in a film thats title and script acknowledges her work in the medical Cary On films.

Briskly paced by the ever reliable Gerald Thomas, "Matron" is one of the more likable and funny Carry On entries of the 70s. 7.5/10


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