The British National Health System is skewered in this comedy set in a rundown London hospital. The hospital is filled with wacky staff members and patients, and the film strives to get all...
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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.
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The British National Health System is skewered in this comedy set in a rundown London hospital. The hospital is filled with wacky staff members and patients, and the film strives to get all it can from their humorous escapades. The movie also includes a satire-within-a-satire, with "Nurse Norton's Affair" providing a send-up of TV hospital soap operas.Written by
The stage production of "The National Health" by Peter Nichols opened at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York on October 10, 1974, ran for 53 performances and was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »
There should be a clinic where one can get one's death.
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Music Remembered and Conducted by Carl Davis See more »
Jim Dale is a revelation in this movie, with only slight echoes of his "Carry on Doctor" movies - here he has much richer material to play with.
The appalling conditions of an under-funded national health hospital are comically contrasted with a "Dr Kildare" style soap showing in the ward televisions. The contrast between the real world and the fantasy soap world is skillfully done.
A charming, tragic, funny and intelligent black comedy made in the days when Britain generally made very poor comedy movies.
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