Carry On Nurse is the second Carry On film, released in 1959. Of the regular team, it featured Joan Sims (in her Carry On film debut), Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey and Hattie Jacques. The film was written by Norman Hudis based on the play Ring For Catty by Patrick Cargill and Jack Beale. The most successful of the series, it was the top grossing film of 1959 in the UK. Perhaps surprisingly, it was also highly successful in the US, where it was reported that it played at some cinemas for three years
The patients in a hospital are fed up with the treatment they receive from the nurses and staff and so after getting drunk, decide to have a rebellion, perform their own operation to remove a bunion.
The film shows its theatrical roots by being almost entirely studio-bound. The principal cast almost all play character types they would later become known for. The hospital staff are portrayed as competent and conscientious but occasionally mischievous, hence the scene where nurses stick a daffodil in Wilfrid Hyde-White's bottom.