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Doctor in Trouble (1970)

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Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who... See full summary »

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Harry Secombe ...
Llewellyn Wendover
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Angela Scoular ...
Ophelia O'Brien
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Dailey
Simon Dee ...
Basil Beauchamp
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Captain George Spratt
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Master-at-Arms
Joan Sims ...
Russian Captain
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Purser (as John le Mesurier)
Graham Stark ...
Satterjee
Janet Mahoney ...
Dawn Dailey
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Roddy
Jacki Piper ...
Cockney Girl
Fred Emney ...
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Dr. Burke is in love with Ophelia but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also on board the cruise ship is an old school chum of Burke's who plays 'Dr.Dare' in a very popular TV series and who women flock to. Burke decides to join the cruise, but is first apprehended as a stowaway, and then becomes the captain's steward. For Burke, trying to talk to Ophelia is a hard enough task, but he meets some funny characters on board, such as a pools winner and a very stubborn captain. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Laughs a Minute on the High Seas!

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5 February 1973 (Sweden)  »

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Doutor... cuidado com elas  »

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Leslie Phillips married co-star Angela Scoular in 1982, 12 years after the movie was released and a year after his first wife, Penelope Bartley, had passed away. See more »

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Follows Doctor in Distress (1963) See more »

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No more house calls for the doctor
1 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Doctor series of British comedy films was coming to a halt with this one Doctor In Trouble. If there was ever a redundancy in titles this certainly was it. When was the doctor character ever not in some kind of trouble in the series.

The series itself was in trouble. The beginning films had Dirk Bogarde who wanted to and successfully went on to more dramatic parts, but his Doctor Simon Sparrow had an innocence and vulnerability and was so earnest, things just seemed to happen around him. His main antagonist was the eminent Doctor James Robertson Justice with the booming voice and overbearing manner. He was barely in this one.

So with both of them out more or less, the Doctor series lost too much. Leslie Phillips is the Doctor here and he's not as noble as Bogarde, in fact there's really very little noble about him at all. In fact he's jealous because a medical school classmate of his, Simon Dee, forsook medicine for the theater and now plays a TV doctor heartthrob.

Through a bizarre set of circumstances Phillips winds up stowing away on a cruise ship with Dee and Angela Scoular a girl they're both interested in. And the captain is the brother of James Robertson Justice, a man just as imperious Robert Morley.

A lot of the real comedy in this film is provided by Harry Secombe who plays a brash newly minted millionaire who hasn't got the social graces quite down yet. I really wanted to see more of Secombe than Phillips.

Doctor In Trouble is a good, not hardly great British comedy and it was clear the Doctor was no longer going to make house calls on our funny bone shortly.


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