The National Health (1973)

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.

Directing:
  • Jack Gold

Writing:
  • Peter Nichols

Stars:
Release Date: 1973-03-06
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Jim Dale
Jim Dale
Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd
Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
Nurse Sweet / Nurse Betty Martin
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron
Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
Foster
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Edward Loach
Gillian Barge
Gillian Barge
James Hazeldine
James Hazeldi...
Patience Collier
Patience Coll...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
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