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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A comedy that's all wet. See more »

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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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Je Ne Sais Pas
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Performed by Brigitte Bardot (dubbed by Jill Day) (uncredited)
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Laugh On The Ocean Wave
12 April 2004 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

One year after the highly successful 'Doctor In The House', Bogarde is back as the hapless medic Doctor Simon Sparrow. Unusually, 'St Swithins' is nowhere to be seen, neither are most of the supporting from the first movie. Even the great James Robertson Justice is playing a different character (a 'Doctor' movie without Sir Lancelot? Unthinkable!)

That said, it's pretty much business as usual, as Doctor Sparrow runs away to sea and gets himself involved in several embarrassing situations, while James Robertson Justice roars and blusters as Captain Hogg.

One shapely distraction is none other than Brigitte Bardot, in her first English-speaking role. A shower scene especially raises our hero's temperature!

Veteran actor Maurice Denham makes the most of a supporting role, while familiar British faces fill out the rest of the cast.

While not as good as the first movie, it never outstays it's welcome and is good fun.


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