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A Stitch in Time (1963)

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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 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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Bettgelächter  »

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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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Classic slapstick comedy
28 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even if the story is pretty standard and some parts get a little sentimental, A Stitch in Time is still a charming and funny slapstick comedy. A Stitch in Time is very well made, with nice cinematography and the film overall looks beautiful. The music by Phillip Green is beautiful as well, while there are some nice and funny touches in the screenplay. Not only that the set pieces are efficiently done and just add to the fun, with the slapstick very well timed. The pacing is just fine, the direction is good and the length I had no problem with either. And the acting is little to gripe about; Norman Wisdom is very winning in the title role, very innocent and likable, while Edward Chapman and Jerry Desmonde almost come close to stealing the film and Jeanette Sterke is really beautiful. Overall, classic slapstick comedy, that is very nice to watch while being funny as well. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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