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The National Health (1973)

PG
98 min | Comedy

The British National Health System is skewered in this comedy set in a rundown London hospital. The hospital is filled with wacky staff members and patients, and the film strives to get all it can from their humorous escapades. The movie ...See moreThe British National Health System is skewered in this comedy set in a rundown London hospital. The hospital is filled with wacky staff members and patients, and the film strives to get all it can from their humorous escapades. The movie also includes a satire-within-a-satire, with "Nurse Norton's Affair" providing a send-up of TV hospital soap operas. Written by Anonymous See less
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Peter Nichols (play) (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 6, 1973

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Aug 10, 1979 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Lynn Redgrave
Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin   See fewer
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Colin Blakely
Edward Loach Edward Loach   See fewer
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Eleanor Bron
Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur   See fewer
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Donald Sinden
Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd   See fewer
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Jim Dale
Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd   See fewer
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Bob Hoskins
Foster Foster   See fewer
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Gillian Barge
Dr. Bird Dr. Bird   See fewer
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George 'Calypso' Browne
The Chaplain (as George Browne) The Chaplain (as George Browne)   See fewer
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Patience Collier
The Lady Visitor The Lady Visitor   See fewer
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Jumoke Debayo
Nurse Lake Nurse Lake   See fewer
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Maureen Pryor
The Matron The Matron   See fewer
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Sheila Scott Wilkinson
Nurse Powell / Cleo Norton (as Sheila Scott-Wilkenson) Nurse Powell / Cleo Norton (as Sheila Scott-Wilkenson)   See fewer
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Neville Aurelius
Leyland / Monk Leyland / Monk   See fewer
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James Hazeldine
Student Doctor Student Doctor   See fewer
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Richie Stewart
Mortuary Attendant Mortuary Attendant   See fewer
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Graham Weston
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Michael Heath
Catering Manager (uncredited) Catering Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dandy Nichols
Hospital radio announcer (uncredited) Hospital radio announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 128 votes