From Here To Maternity
Womb at the Top
The Pregger's Opera
"But how do we know we're physically suited to each other? I mean, It's like a DIY shop with wallpaper, isn't it?"
"Yes. You don't just go into a shop and buy enough for the whole room. You tear yourself off a little strip first."
"That may be so, but you're not going to stick me up against a wall"
Running Time - 87m Colour Certificate - A Budget - £225,000 UK Release - May 1972 Shot - 11 October 1971 - 26 November 1971
Foreign Titles Poland - Mum, The Works Germany - A Crazy Nurse South America - Be Careful With the Pill
The Stars Sidney James
Sir Bernard Cutting
Dr Francis Good
The Crew Producer
Ernest Steward BSc
Sir Bernard Cutting (Kenneth Williams) is the head of Finnisham Maternity Hospital but unfortunately, he is a hypochondriac and his symptoms lead him to believe he is turning into a woman. Dr Good (Charles Hawtrey), the hospital psychiatrist tells him that he needs to prove himself as a man so he starts to woo Matron (Hattie Jacques).
Sid Carter (Sid James), a local thief, has his eye on a storeroom full of contraceptive pills that he wishes to steal and sell abroad, but to find them he has to get someone on the inside, so he talks his son into dressing up as a nurse. Cyril Carter (Kenneth Cope), or Cyrille as he changes it into, is soon rumbled by his roommate, Nurse Ball (Barbara Windsor) with whom he falls in love.
Again Kenneth and Hattie when they are put in to these types of roles are marvellous. Some of the one-liners they come out with are classics such as: I wish to be wooed. Ooh, you can be as wude as you like with me. Kenneth Cope makes a good transition from Convenience to the likeable Cyril, who spends most of the film in drag, but would never be considered in the vein of Kenneth Williams or Sid James.
The end section where Sid is dressed as Dr Zhivago and Bernard Bresslaw is in drag as a pregnant woman worrying about the child which is really stuffing, is pure comic tour-de-force. This is, with the exception of Dick, the last of the true Carry Ons.