The National Health (film)

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The National Health
Film Poster for The National Health.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Gold
Produced by Terry Glinwood
Ned Sherrin
Written by Peter Nichols
Starring Lynn Redgrave
Colin Blakely
Eleanor Bron
Donald Sinden
Jim Dale
Music by Carl Davis
Cinematography John Coquillon
Edited by Ralph Sheldon
Production
  company
Virgin Films
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) 1973
Running time 95 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The National Health is a 1973 British comedy film directed by Jack Gold and starring Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely and Eleanor Bron.[1] 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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  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/43839

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