Carry On Nurse

Carry On Nurse

Gerald Thomas (1959)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This second film in the Carry On series overdoses on bedpan, large needle and inedible food gags, but, as most of them are funny, no one will mind in the slightest. Hattie Jacques is superb as the bullying matron whose clipped supervision of nurses Shirley Eaton and Joan Sims prompts Kenneth Connor, Leslie Phillips and Kenneth Williams to give her a taste of her own medicine, while Wilfrid Hyde White has fun as a lecherous colonel in a private ward. It's loosely based on a forgotten play called Ring for Catty.


The patients on the men's ward of Haven Hospital cause more mayhem for the staff than the rest of the hospital combined, forcing the management to send in a formidable matron to control the situation. Feeling aggrieved by her no-nonsense methods, the chaps decide the time is right to get their own back. Comedy, with Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Shirley Eaton and Leslie Phillips.

Cast & Crew

Bernie Bishop Kenneth Connor
Mr Hinton Charles Hawtrey
Matron Hattie Jacques
Dorothy Denton Shirley Eaton
Colonel Wilfrid Hyde White
Percy Hickson Bill Owen
Jack Bell Leslie Phillips
Stella Dawson Joan Sims
Oliver Reckitt Kenneth Williams
Ted York Terence Longdon
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Beaconsfield Films LtdAvailable on: video and DVD