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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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Sir Lancelot Spratt
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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
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Mrs. Parry
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Mrs. Whittaker
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Harry Heilbronn
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Student Doctor
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Dr. Blacker
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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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2 August 1963 (UK)  »

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Final appearance of Dirk Bogarde in the series. See more »

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At c.89 minutes Doctor Sparrow says "What!" but his lips mouth something completely different. See more »

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Followed by Carnaby, M.D. (1966) See more »

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Gentle fun
4 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

We have Dirk Bogarde doing his gentle, sensible young doctor character again. He has a polite, gentle romance with Samantha Eggar amidst the medical high jinks.

This is my favourite of the Doctor In The House series, though, because it's the one which gives most screen time to James Robertson Justice as the impossible Professor Lancelot Spratt. He is, for most of the picture, a patient, and given how he behaves when he's a consultant surgeon, it is hardly surprising that he is the most unco-operative and demanding patient in the annals of medical science.

JRJ makes full use of the opportunities offered, playing every scene for all it is worth (but, thank goodness, *only* for what it is worth - he doesn't extravagantly overplay it) and with obvious relish.

The job of the rest of the movie is to provide the canvas for him to display on, so it's not as though it's anything difficult or consequential.

Enjoyable fare for a weekend afternoon.


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