Carry On Matron

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1972)
  • UK
  • 85 min
Carry On Matron
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Subtitled From Here to Maternity, the fourth Carry On to be set in a hospital is the last in the series that manages to surmount the shortcomings of its script and be consistently funny throughout. The regulars are present and correct, with Hattie Jacques in the title role as the object of consultant Kenneth Williams's confused affections, while Sid James plays a crook who leads a raid on the clinic where they work to steal contraceptive pills. Amid the innuendo, cross-dressing and crude slapstick, there are lovely cameos from Kenneth Connor as a nervous dad-to-be and Joan Sims as an overdue mum.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Sidney James and Kenneth Williams. Petty criminal Sid Carter masterminds a scheme to steal contraceptive pills from a maternity hospital and sell them abroad. In order for Sid's gang to gain entry to the hospital, his son Cyril has to pose as a nurse.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sid Carter
Sidney James
Sir Bernard Cutting
Kenneth Williams
Dr Francis Goode
Charles Hawtrey
Mrs Tidey
Joan Sims
Matron
Hattie Jacques
Ernie
Bernard Bresslaw
Cyril Carter
Kenneth Cope
Dr Prodd
Terry Scott
Nurse Susan Ball
Barbara Windsor
Mr Tidey
Kenneth Connor
Sister
Jacki Piper
Mrs Putzova
Marianne Stone
Arthur
Derek Francis
Jane Darling
Valerie Leon
Freddy
Bill Maynard
Evelyn Banks
Patsy Rowlands
Mrs Jenkins
Amelia Bayntun
Ambulance Driver
Brian Osborne
Frances Kemp
Gwendoline Watts
Mrs Tucker
Margaret Nolan
Miss Smethurst
Valerie Shute
Miss Willing
Wendy Richard
Pearson
Michael Nightingale
Reporter
Bill Kenwright
Mrs Bentley
Juliet Harmer
Au Pair Girl
Zena Clifton

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Guidance: 
May be edited for brief nudity and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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