Twice Round the Daffodils

Twice Round the Daffodils is a 1962 British comedy-drama film directed by Gerald Thomas and starring Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams, Ronald Lewis, Andrew Ray, Joan Sims and Jill Ireland. The film was adapted from the play Ring for Catty by Patrick Cargill and Jack Beale. Carry On Nurse from 1959 was based on the same play.

Twice Round the Daffodils
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Directed byGerald Thomas
Produced byPeter Rogers
Written byNorman Hudis
Patrick Cargill (play)
Jack Beale (play)
StarringJuliet Mills
Donald Sinden
Donald Houston
Kenneth Williams
Music byBruce Montgomery
CinematographyAlan Hume
Edited byJohn Shirley
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The cast and production team of Twice Round the Daffodils create a noticeable similarity with the Carry On films, but the film is not an official member of the Carry On series.

The film was shot at Pinewood Studios using Heatherden Hall as the sanatorium.


A new group of patients arrives at a hospital to be treated for tuberculosis; more than one takes a fancy to one or other of the attractive nurses.[1]

The patients include John, a Welsh coal miner in a state of denial about his disease; Ian, a woman-chasing RAF officer; Bob, a man losing his girlfriend due to his lengthy stay in hospital; Henry, a supercilious bachelor with a devoted, letter-writing sister; George, a West Country farmer with hidden intelligence; and the young Chris, a timid and sensitive trainee chef who writes poetry and is bullied by John about his masculinity.



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