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Doctor in Distress (1963)

Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as... See full summary »

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Delia Mallory
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Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist
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Sonia / Helga Stronberg (as Mylene Demongeot)
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Maj. Tommy Ffrench
Jessie Evans ...
Mrs. Parry
Ann Lynn ...
Mrs. Whittaker
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Harry Heilbronn
Rodney Cardiff ...
Student Doctor
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Dr. Blacker
Fenella Fielding ...
Passenger on Train
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Genevieve
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Grimes
Michael Flanders ...
Bradby
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Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt who has taken to sleep-walking. He has also quite suddenly lost his gruff manner and is being quite nice to everyone. Sparrow quickly diagnoses Spratt's condition: he's fallen in love. The object of his affection is physiotherapist Iris Merchant. Sparrow urges him on but she also has another suitor in the form of Major Tommy Ffrench. Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her but when that doesn't work out he takes to following her himself. Mayhem ensues. Written by garykmcd

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It's that incurable 'DOCTOR' team in their NEWESTand SAUCIEST! [UK] See more »

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2 August 1963 (UK)  »

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Opening credits: The characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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At the railway station, Doctor Sparrow is leaning out of a compartment window talking to a porter and tea lady, then as the train moves off it's suddenly the window of a door that he's leaning out of. See more »

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Follows Doctor in the House (1954) See more »

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Good fun as Sparrow leaves the nest
1 October 2003 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

This movie sees the return, after an absence of six years, of Dirk Bogarde to the role of Doctor Simon Sparrow. But for a change, the movie's main emphasis is not placed on the young, bungling medic, but, refreshingly, focuses on the wonderful James Robertson Justice as Sir Lancelot Spratt.

Because of this, 'Doctor In Distress' is my personal favourite of the 'Doctor' series. It's a joy to see James Robertson Justice take centre stage for a change, whether bashfully admitting his childhood nickname of 'Porker' or visiting a health farm; he never fails to raise a smile.

To be honest, Bogarde is largely wasted in this film; still it is nice to see Simon Sparrow for one final time. Indeed, 'Doctor In Distress' does have a feeling of closure to it, with Sparrow no longer a hapless young medic but instead an established colleague and friend of Sir Lancelot. It is a real pleasure to see these two fine actors reunited once again.

Sadly there would be eventually two more 'Doctor' movies made, of variable quality, but 'Doctor In Distress' sees out the classic 'Doctor' movies with style.


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