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An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Edward Chapman ...
Jeanette Sterke ...
Nurse Haskell (as Jeannette Sterke)
Jerry Desmonde ...
Sir Hector
Jill Melford ...
Lady Brinkley
Glyn Houston ...
Cpl. Welsh, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Hazel Hughes ...
Matron
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Amy
Peter Jones ...
Capt. Russell, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Ernest Clark ...
Prof. Crankshaw
Lucy Appleby ...
Lindy
Vera Day ...
Betty
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Driver Nutall, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Penny Morrell ...
Nurse Rudkin
Patrick Cargill ...
Dr. Meadows
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An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal ammount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Norman decides to help. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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6 February 1964 (Portugal)  »

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At c. 16 minutes the nurse says "Mr Grimsdale will be taken to casualty." She could not possibly know the name of the new patient this stage. See more »

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Nurse Haskell: Thank you Mr. Pitkin.
Norman Pitkin: What for?
Nurse Haskell: You obviously don't realise but you just did something wonderful.
Norman Pitkin: Me?
Nurse Haskell: Mmmm. You must have a gift.
Norman Pitkin: Oh, no. Oh, no, no. I don't want anything me and Mr. Grimsdale we do it for nothing.
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Norman at his best
11 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film really does highlight Norman Wisdom at his best and features all the elements that made him such a fantastic screen clown.

Ably supported by Jerry Desmonde and Edward Chapman the film manages to feature all of the humour and the sentiment that make Wisdom's films so special. This one is particular shows him at his best because the sentiment is kept in check and there's none of the silly business of Norman playing multiple roles that perhaps bogged down his later outings.

Although it feels like a combination of sketches at times (Norman as a ST John's ambulance member, Norman as a nurse) they are brilliant ones, and there is enough of a plot to hold them all together. The scenes with Lindy are especially well written and it is perhaps this element that makes 'A Stitch in Time' my favourite of Norman's films.


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