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The National Health

The National Health

Mar. 06, 197398 Min.
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Peter Nichols adapted his own hit play to the screen, based on his experiences in hospitals. A riotous black comedy that’s as timely today as ever, it contrasts the appalling conditions in a overcrowded London hospital with a soap opera playing on the televisions there. In an ingenious touch, the same actors appear in the “real” story as well as the “TV” one, thus blurring the distinctions even further. Jack Gould directs such outstanding British actors as Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron, Jim Dale, Donald Sinden, Mervyn Johns, and, in only his second film, Bob Hoskins. The renowned Carl Davis composed the score.

Original title The National Health
IMDb Rating 6
TMDb Rating 6.6 8 votes


Jack Gold


Lynn Redgrave isNurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin
Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin
Eleanor Bron isMr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Jim Dale isBarnet / Dr. Neil Boyd
Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd
Donald Sinden isMr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Colin Blakely isEdward Loach
Edward Loach
Sheila Scott-Wilkenson isNurse Powell / Cleo Norton
Nurse Powell / Cleo Norton

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