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Doctor at Sea (1955)

 |  Comedy  |  23 February 1956 (USA)
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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
Noel Purcell ...
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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In the scene where the crew is temporarily in jail, George Coulouris (playing the chippie (carpenter)) starts to sing "When August suns are shining, and August raindrops fall, the owl..." This is the Manchester Grammar School school song. Coulouris was an alumnus of MGS. 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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Je Ne Sais Pas
Written and Composed by Hubert Gregg
Performed by Brigitte Bardot (dubbed by Jill Day) (uncredited)
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" When one is forced into love the effort to escape must be doubled "
25 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Among all of the film accomplishment of Dirk Bogarde, this one I can readily state is his least convincing. He has played many parts all of which stem from his fabulous ability to act mostly men of authority. In this story he is a new doctor driven to sea due to the unwanted advances of an unattractive daughter of his former employer. Signing on as a Ship's doctor, he realizes it's filled with men who are in their own way trying to escape life's problems. Nevertheless, it's interesting work and he's soon out to sea and away from his own home. That's when he learns of the ship's crew and his ability to sort them out one by one. The Captain (James Robertson Justice) is a tyrant at sea and like the rest of the crew proves to be a complex figure, To complicate things, the ship's owner insists one of his daughters and her companion travel on his ship with the Bachelor Captain. Thus Dirk Bogarde tries to do his best to entertain in more than one way. As a result, the audience is enthralled by him and the rest of the strange crew. However it's an interesting movie and one which generates many smiles. Brigitte Bardot and James Robertson Justice add to the fun. ***


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