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Doctor at Large (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 5 April 1957 (UK)
Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Simon Sparrow
... Dr. Joy Gibson
... Dr. Tony Benskin
... Sir Lancelot Spratt
... Nurse Nan McPherson
... Dr. Potter-Shine
... Dr. Charles Bingham
... Maharajah of Rhanda
John Chandos ... O'Malley
... Wilkins
... Pascoe
... Mrs. Digby - Innkeeper
Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Wilkins
... Emerald
Ernest Jay ... Charles Hopcroft
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Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich neurotic women. He applies for a surgery position at a hospital, insults the senior surgeon, then rescues one of the hospital's governors and finally gets his place on the staff. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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X-citingly Fresh! X-tremely Funny! X-travagantly Frank! X-actly What the Doctor Ordered! See more »

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5 April 1957 (UK)  »

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Hilfe, der Doktor kommt!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.75: 1
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Trivia

Ernest Jay who has a bit part in this film died before release. See more »

Goofs

When Sparrow takes the letter from Sir Lancelot out of its envelope, the letter is folded into four, yet when he takes it out of his coat pocket when in the pub, it is folded in three. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Simon Sparrow: [brandishing stethoscope] Now, Eva, big breaths!
Eva: Yeth, and I'm only thixteen.
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Referenced in Night in the City (1957) See more »

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Simon Sparrow rides again!
23 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This entry in the "Doctor At Large" series has a great cast but little direction. The film is really little more than a series of picaresque encounters, enlivened by a solid support cast that largely manages to overcome Ralph Thomas's heavy-handed direction. Dirk Bogarde and Muriel Pavlow are both okay, but it's a pity so much of the plot is given over to Donald Sinden, who is the least graceful member of the cast. He tries vainly to give a Kenneth More edge to the part. Shirley Eaton looks great. It's a real shame her role is so small. And speaking of small roles, Dr Richard Gordon can be spotted in the brief scene with James Robertson Justice. He's the diminutive doctor in the green (? -- my still is in black-and-white) cap and gown.


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