Carry On Nurse. Image shows from L to R: Matron (Hattie Jacques), Sister (Joan Hickson). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions
Carry On Nurse

Carry On Nurse

  • 1959 film

Much to the nurses' frustration, the patients at Haven Hospital have no intention of lying quietly whilst awaiting surgery or recovery. Stars Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Terence Longdon and more.

  • Repeated Wednesday 15th December at 5:05pm on Film4
Carry On Nurse. Image shows from L to R: Staff Nurse Dorothy Denton (Shirley Eaton), Ted York (Terence Longdon). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Creators
Patrick Cargill and Jack Beale
Stars
Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims and more
Writer
Norman Hudis
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers
Companies

Matron runs Haven Hospital with a rod of iron. One ward sister and her nurses, however, look set for quite a bumpy ride...

For starters, there's champion boxer Bernie Bishop, in with a broken wrist inflicted when delivering a knockout blow, and not too pleased by the length of his enforced stay; private patient The Colonel, in a side room of his own, who's a gambling obsessive; nuclear physics student Oliver Reckitt, who is far from amused by distractions from his study; Jack Bell, sick of the long wait for a mere bunion removal; and Ted York, a journalist suffering from appendicitis who swiftly falls for the beautiful Nurse Denton.

As each man waits for his recuperation or procedure to be carried out, tensions begin to rise - and it's not long before fellow patients are giving Bell a hand to get out of hospital before he misses a romantic get-away!

Additional details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
U
Duration
86 minutes
UK cinematic release
Tuesday 10th March 1959
UK premiere
Wednesday 25th February 1959
Distributors

Anglo Amalgamated

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

Next repeats
  1. Wednesday 15th December at 5:05pm on Film4
  2. Sunday 19th December at 11am on More4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 11:00am on Film4
  • Saturday 8th May 2021 at 11:00am on Film4
  • Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 3:10pm on Film4

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios

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