A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around.

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Brenda de Banzie ...
Muriel Mallet
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Hélène Colbert
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Maurice Denham ...
Easter
Michael Medwin ...
Sub-lieutenant Trail
Hubert Gregg ...
Archer
James Kenney ...
Fellowes
Raymond Huntley ...
Capt. Beamish
Geoffrey Keen ...
Hornbeam
George Coulouris ...
'Chippie' the Carpenter
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Corbie
Jill Adams ...
Jill
Joan Sims ...
Wendy Thomas
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Whimble
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With a view to escaping both boredom as a junior G.P. and unwanted womanly advances, young doctor Simon Sparrow becomes a medical officer on "the Lotus", an all-male cargo ship. As soon as he sets foot on board, Simon encounters various eccentric characters (including quick-tempered, authoritarian, whisky- addicted captain Hogg)and gets involved in many an embarrassing situation (including seasickness). In Rio he gets to know Hélène Colbert , a sexy young French singer and falls under her spell. When woman hater Hogg is forced to take on two female characters, Muriel Mallet, the daughter of the shipping company and her friend ... Hélène on his freighter, Simon is delighted! Written by Guy Bellinger

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HILARITY ON THE HIGH SEAS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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23 February 1956 (USA)  »

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Easter reads a Diana Dors 3D book in his bunk. Diana Dors appears (uncredited) in a short speaking role at the evening party on the deck of the ship earlier in the movie. See more »

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Dr. Simon Sparrow: A Rolls Royce is the ambition of almost every newly qualified doctor.
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Follows Doctor in the House (1954) See more »

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Je Ne Sais Pas
Written and Composed by Hubert Gregg
Performed by Brigitte Bardot (dubbed by Jill Day) (uncredited)
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oh .... Brigitte
26 December 2003 | by (Leusden, Holland) – See all my reviews

An average, very English fifties comedy, set on a freight ship.

Nevertheless this movie offers two outstanding dimensions: the first is leading man Dirk Bogarde, who plays with his usual excellence.

The second is Brigitte Bardot, adding much charm by her English-with-a-French-accent.

By the way, the English film crew did a magnificent job on Brigitte: out of the many thousand of shots spanning her entire career, those from 'Doctor at Sea' are among the very best. For this reason alone it is really worth watching this movie.


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