Saturday, September 17, 2011

Carry on Nurse (1959)

Director: Gerald Thomas

Staring: Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Charles Wawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, Joan Sims, Kenneth Williams, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Jill Ireland

More info: IMDb

Tagline: It'll fracture your funnybone!

Plot: Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Well, here's the second of 30 in the long running British CARRY ON comedies. It's a strange thing when it comes to comedies; they're supposed to be, uh, you know...funny. There's barely a laugh in this one. It's well directed and acted but the laughs are too mild to get a giggle out of me. I tried really hard to like it but it just went on and on and on, taking what seemed like hours to get to the end. At this point they hadn't yet gotten to the bawdiness that later defined the series, but man was this one tough to endure. It's as harmless as they come. It's not a total waste. Shirley Eaton is back (her second and last)...

Isn't she scrummy? And it's also got future Mrs. Badass Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland looking adorable as hell.

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