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Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  5 February 1973 (Sweden)
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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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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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Some fun at the end of the line.
28 September 2003 | by (Stockton, England) – See all my reviews

By now a long way from the innocence of 'Doctor In The House', this, the seventh and last movie in the series, sees Leslie Phillips romping around a luxury liner, in what comes across as a less funny cross between 'Doctor At Sea' and 'Carry On Cruising'

I never expected to like this movie for a number of reasons, firstly, James Robertson Justice (for me the heart and soul of the 'Doctor' series) is restricted to a brief cameo (and very ill-looking he is too), while watching it you can't help notice how cheap looking and studio bound the movie is. While the script is at times very poor, the 'Pill' joke was especially dire and yet they included it in the trailer! In addition, it seems clear that the director is running out of ideas when he (often) resorts to speeded up photography to raise a laugh.

Yet I quite enjoyed it. Leslie Phillips was his usual, dependable self, doing wonders with the often-ropey script, at one point even enduring a drag scene! While the cast is a strong one, full of familiar faces. Harry Secombe steals the movie with a very funny performance, one that makes you wish he made more movies, and Irene Handle was also well used. There was even a small role for 'Monty Python's' Graham Chapman, as a very camp photographer.

Despite it's (many) flaws, 'Doctor In Trouble' is a fun little movie, while not in the same comic league as some of the earlier 'Doctor' films, it's far funnier than the previous movie in the series, the lukewarm 'Doctor In Clover'.


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