On Nurse Trivia
- Kenneth Connor's screen son that appears towards the end of the film is in
fact his real son. He would only say his lines when promised sweets by
Gerald Thomas. He returns to the Carry Ons years later in England,
Behind and Dick.
- When Carry On Nurse became as big a hit as Carry On Sergeant, Peter Rogers
announced that the next four films would be Carry On films. He decided
to offer the Carry On team (Kenneth Connor, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth
Williams, Hattie Jacques, Terence Longden, Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey and
Bill Owen) a percentage of the takings, as opposed to a fee, but they
declined. Years Later whenever anyone complained about the money he
just reminded them of this fact.
- Originally there was a joke in the film concerning the lead weights
holding Bill Owen's leg in the air. When the tag line was "Pick up Mr
Hickson's Ball's" was put before the censors, they thought it to much.
- Gerald Thomas must have realised what a success the Carry Ons were to be,
as he negotiated a 'profits' deal on each film, and by the 6-7 film was on
equal money as Peter Rogers.
- Carry On Nurse was the number one film of 1959, and
this was the basis for the five film deal Peter Rogers got from Anglo
- Kenneth Williams kept falling asleep due to the
combination of warm studio lights and acting on a bed. When Gerald
Thomas would wake him up, Kenny would swear blind that he wasn't
asleep. So the next time it happened, Thomas put a sign around his
neck, and took a photograph. When Kenny tried to wriggle his way out
of it again with protestations of not being asleep Gerald showed him the
photograph - apparently Kenny's language became very colourful.