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.

Press clippings

As second in the long-running series of naughty comedies (they did it 28 times!), this was the first to gather all those seaside-postcard characters. Down at Haven hospital the chaps in stripey pyjamas (Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips) are revolting - against fearsome matron Hattie Jacques. A great stream of silly jokes and, like nurse Shirley Eaton, irresistible.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 1st November 2016

Carry On writer Norman Hudis dies

Norman Hudis, the writer of the first six Carry On films, has died aged 93.

British Comedy Guide, 9th February 2016

The film in which Leslie Phillips first uttered his immortal catchphrase: "I say, Ding Dong!" Hattie Jacques is the no-nonsense matron presiding over accident-prone trainee nurse Joan Simms, who decides to get even with an overbearing Colonel by sticking a daffodil up his you know where.

Rachel Ward, The Telegraph, 8th August 2011

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