Carry On Matron (Rank 1972, Sid James, Hattie Jacques)

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87 min - Comedy - 5 May 1972
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The story is as ephemeral here as it is in most Carry On movies: Sid James has a plan to sell the Pill to foreign countries. However, he has to send his son Kenneth Cope into a maternity hospital to keep an eye on the stocks of the Pill. But to do this, he has to drag up as a nurse; unfortunately, he meets and falls in love with Barbara Windsor. Meanwhile, Kenneth Williams is a hypochondreac who believes that his feminine side is coming to the fore too much. He seeks the advice of Charles Hawtrey, a doctor who advises him to drag out his masculinity by hook or by crook by pursuing the hospital's matron, Hattie Jacques, a woman initially with the frosty demeanour of the iceberg that took on the Titanic.

With lines such as "Doctor, your mail." "Yes! And I can prove it, too!", the script leaves no entendre unbawded. Regarded by many of the fans as one of the better Carry On films, expert Carry Onistes have pointed to the seduction scene between Williams and Jacques as one of the funniest in the entire Carry On canon.


Director:  Gerald Thomas
Production Companies:  The Rank Organisation

Release Date:  5 May 1972

Running Time:  1 h 27 min

Genres: Comedy
Country:   United Kingdom

Language:  English

Tagline: The Carry On team serve up another 'prescription' of hilarious comedy!!!

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