What's Up Nurse!
|What's Up Nurse!|
|Directed by||Derek Ford|
Michael L. Green (producer)|
Graham Stark (associate producer)
John Le Mesurier|
|Music by||Roger Webb|
|Edited by||Richard Marden|
|Distributed by||Blackwater Film Productions|
What's Up Nurse! is a 1977 British sex comedy film directed by sexploitation director Derek Ford. It stars Nicholas Field, Felicity Devonshire and John Le Mesurier, and tells the story of the adventures of a young doctor in a hospital. A sequel What's Up Superdoc! was released the following year, with Christopher Mitchell replacing Nicholas Field as Dr Todd.
- John Le Mesurier as Dr. Ogden
- Graham Stark as Carthew
- Kate Williams as Matron
- Angela Grant as Helen Arkwright
- Nicholas Field as Dr. Robert 'Sweeney' Todd
- Felicity Devonshire as Olivia Ogden
- Jack Douglas as Constable
- Barbara Mitchell as Neighbour
- Peter Butterworth as Police Sergeant
- Bill Pertwee as Flash Harry Harrison
- Cardew Robinson as Ticket Inspector
- Chic Murray as Aquarium Proprietor
- Andrew Sachs as Guido the waiter
- Anna Karen as Knitter
- Ronnie Brody as Jam Jar Man
- Frank Williams as Vicar
- Julia Bond as Nurse
- Elisabeth Day as 2nd Nurse
- Sheila Bernette as Mrs. Garrard
- Keith Smith as Mr. Newberry
- Kate Harper as Club Girl
- Terry Duggan as Old Salt
Léon Hunt describes the film along with Ford's What's Up Superdoc! as a "return to the Carry On films' favourite setting to explore slap-and-tickle amidst the bedpans." Sarah Street said that Ford's films Commuter Husbands (1973), Keep It Up, Jack (1974), The Sexplorer (1975) and What's Up Nurse (1977) were "films with salacious titles designed to titillate dwindling audiences with their suggestion of breaking taboos." Michael Hawkes awarded the film 3 out of 5 stars.
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- Hawkes, Michael (9 July 2011). Review Haiku, Volume 2. p. 487. ISBN 978-0-9830662-2-4. Retrieved 27 January 2013.