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Director  Jack Gold
Music director  Carl Davis
Duration  
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Screenplay  Peter Nichols
Country  United Kingdom
The National Health (film) movie poster
Release date  1973
Writer  Peter Nichols (play), Peter Nichols (screenplay)
Cast  Lynn Redgrave (Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin), Eleanor Bron (Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd), Jim Dale (Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd), Donald Sinden (Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd), Mervyn Johns (Rees), Bob Hoskins (Foster)
Similar movies  Related Jack Gold movies

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The National Health is a 1973 British comedy film directed by Jack Gold and starring Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely and Eleanor Bron. It is based on the play The National Health by Peter Nichols, in which the staff struggle to cope in an underfunded NHS hospital. The film satirically interweaves the story of the real hospital with a fantasy hospital which exists in a soap-opera world where all the equipment is new and patients are miraculously cured - although the only "patients" seen are doctors or nurses who are themselves part of the soap opera plots. In the real hospital, the patients die while the out-of-touch administrators focus on impressing foreign visitors.

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Cast

  • Lynn Redgrave - Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin
  • Colin Blakely - Edward Loach
  • Eleanor Bron - Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur
  • Donald Sinden - Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
  • Jim Dale - Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd
  • Sheila Scott-Wilkenson - Nurse Powell / Cleo Norton
  • Neville Aurelius - Leyland / Monk
  • Gillian Barge - Dr. Bird
  • George Browne - The Chaplain
  • Patience Collier - The Lady Visitor
  • Jumoke Debayo - Nurse Lake
  • Robert Gillespie - Tyler
  • John Hamill - Kenny
  • Don Hawkins - Les
  • James Hazeldine - Student Doctor
  • Bob Hoskins - Foster
  • David Hutcheson - Mackie
  • Mervyn Johns - Rees
  • Bert Palmer - Flegg
  • Maureen Pryor - The Matron
  • Richie Stewart - Mortuary Attendant
  • Clive Swift - Ash
  • Graham Weston - Michael
  • References

    The National Health (film) Wikipedia
    The National Health (film) IMDb The National Health (film) themoviedb.org


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