Does anyone else remember the "Carry On" movies? I don't know how many of them there were, but this was the first one I ever saw. It was showing at the Texas Theater, the "art" theater across Guadalupe street from the campus of The University of Texas at Austin my freshman year. Being from a small town in Central Texas, I hadn't seen many British movies. I thought this one was hilarious, and I feel in love with Shirley Eaton, who later showed up in two other movies I like, Goldfinger (her most memorable role, probably, thanks to some gold paint) and The Girl Hunters, in which she played opposite Mickey Spillane.
The setting of the movie is a hospital, as you might have surmised, and it's mostly set in one ward of the hospital. We learn the stories and problems of the various patients, one of whom is a newspaper reporter who agrees to write an article about his experiences and who falls (as who wouldn't) for Shirley Eaton. There's a Matron (sort of Nurse Ratched lite) who causes problems for everyone.
I remember two main things about the movie, the big scene where the men on the ward get drunk and decide to remove a bunion from one of the patients when his doctor fails to do so, and the final scene of the movie, which was unforgettable mainly because I'd never seen anything like it in an American movie. I can still see it, plain as day. I don't know how the movie would hold up today, but I suspect I'd still get a kick out of it. It's slapsticky, but, after all, I still laugh at The Good Humor Man.