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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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Cast

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Delia Mallory
Barbara Murray ...
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 the incurable 'Doctor' team! 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 »

Goofs

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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17 April 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The usual formula for this series featuring the urbane Bogarde, the irascible Robertson-Justice and - pardon my political incorrectness - some top notch tottie.

Probably considered quite risque in its time but hardly likely to provoke an "ooh err, missus!" these days, it mostly raises smiles rather than laughs although the odd bits of slapstick made my 7 year old son laugh.

Perhaps the most fun is to be had spotting future starts down the cast list: Richard Briers (The Good Life), John Bluthal (Vicar of Dibley), the uncredited Denise Coffee (Do Not Adjust Your Set), Ronnie Barker (Two Ronnies) and Derek Fowlds (Yes, Minister) are all here, not to mention Frank Finlay (Casanova) and Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey). No Richard Wattis or John Le Mesurier though - they must have been working on 5 other British comedies that week.


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