Carry On

or
Nurse Carries On Again
or
Death Of A Daffodil
or
Life is a Four Lettered Word
 

"Young chickens may be soft and tender but the older birds have more on them"

"Yes.  And take a lot more stuffing"


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Running Time - 94m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - 214,000 UK Release - December 1967
Shot - 11 September 1967 - 20 October 1967
Foreign Titles
Germany - Go Ahead Doctor Greece - Doctors for All Jobs
Belgium - Nurses In Head Norway - Up with the Temperature
Poland - Doctor Get to Work Again Spain - Carry On In Hospital

 

The Stars


Frankie Howerd
Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Charles Hawtrey
Jim Dale
Barbara Windsor
Joan Sims
Hattie Jacques
Anita Harris
Bernard Bresslaw
Peter Butterworth
June Jago
Derek Francis
Dandy Nichols
Peter Jones
Derek Guyler
Gwendoline Watts
Dilys Laye
Peter Gilmore
Harry Locke
Valerie Van Ost
Jean St Claire
Julian Orchard
Brian Wilde
Marianne Stone
Pat Coombes
Julian Holloway
Gordon Rollings
Penelope Keith

Patrick Allen
                                                                  
Francis Bigger
Charlie Roper
Dr Tinkle
Mr Barren
Dr Kilmore
Sandra May
Chloe Gibson
Matron
Nurse Clarke
Ken Biddle
Mr Smith
Sister Hogget
Sir Edmund Burke
Mrs Roper
Chaplain
Surgeon Hardcastle
Mrs Barren
Mavis
Henry
Sam
Nurse Parkin
Mrs Smith
Fred
Measurer
Mum
Patient
Simmonds
Night Porter
Plain Nurse
Narrator
                                                                  


The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
                                                            
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Alan Hume BSc
Alfred Roome
                                                            

 

Synopsis

After a run of successful historical Carry Ons, they return to the hospital in an attempt to capture the essence of Carry On Nurse.  All the Carry On team are there in style, with Sid James spending most of the time in bed due to real ill health.

After Dr Kilmore (Jim Dale) is caught in a compromising position on the roof of the Nursing Home, he gets the sack.  After an uprising amongst the ranks of the patients, they endeavour to get the very popular Dr Kilmore reinstated but they don’t count on the stubbornness of Dr Tinkle (Kenneth Williams) and Matron (Hattie Jacques) so they resort to desperate measures using one of the most evil torture methods ever invented on Matron – a bed bath.  Dr Tinkle, the more stubborn, actually enjoys his ice bath so they have to resort to surgery.

A side plot of the story is Francis Bigger (Frankie Howerd), a famous faith healer, who ‘stops thinking for a while’ and hurts his back and through confusion thinks he is dying. Frankie Howerd was only in two Carry Ons, but could have become a mainstay of the core group if he'd have wanted to - a pity really.

If Hattie Jacques is remembered for any Carry On character, it will be the indomitable Matron, which she pulls off so perfectly.  Frankie Howerd fits nicely in with the Carry On team and takes up some of the slack left by Sid playing a lesser role due to his ill health.  At the start of the film Frankie is the star but as the picture progresses he becomes part of the team.  Carry On Doctor is the best of the medically themed films and arguably one of the best of the whole series.

 
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