Nurse On Wheels poster.

Nurse On Wheels

1963 British comedy film about a nurse. Stars Juliet Mills, Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell, Esma Cannon and others.

Nurse On Wheels. Image shows from L to R: George Judd (Norman Rossington), Nurse Joanna Jones (Juliet Mills), Tim Taylor (Jim Dale). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Nurse On Wheels

Comedy about a rural village's new district nurse and her romantic entanglements

Joanna Jones
Juliet Mills, Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims, Noel Purcell, Esma Cannon, Raymond Huntley, Athene Seyler, Norman Rossington and others
Norman Hudis
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

In the sleepy little town of Blandley everybody knows everybody else's business. Any minor incident becomes a major event in their lives, and the biggest stir in recent years is caused by the arrival of the young new district nurse, Joanna Jones.

Setting out jauntily on her first round of patients, Joanna crashes into the car of Henry Edwards, a handsome single farmer and the largest landowner in the area.

Before she can even reach her first patient though, Joanna receives an emergency call from the vicarage, and is somewhat surprised to find that the charlady, Mrs. Wood, has feigned an injury so she can be the first in the village to get a close look at the new nurse! The vicar himself is decidedly short and grumpy, but his daughter, Deborah, is not much older than Joanna and the two get on well.

Elsewhere in the area, Joanna's patients are more problematic. They all seem to have one complaint in common - that she doesn't compare very favourably with her predecessor, the retired Nurse Merrick! Can Joanna win over the locals, particularly with her scatterbrained mother creating chaos all round as she tries to play cupid?

Production Details

UK certificate
87 minutes
Release date

Anglo Amalgamated

Production company
Black and white
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 1:05am on TPTV

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