5.7/10
467
11 user 3 critic

Doctor in Distress (1963)

Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More
Doctor at Sea (1955)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot
Carnaby, M.D. (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Doctor in Clover is another 'Doctor' movie, but this time Leslie Phillips is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance from the hospital nurses, much to the annoyance of ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice, Shirley Anne Field
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An Englishman takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam and his own bad health.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell, Leslie Phillips
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice
Agent 8 3/4 (1964)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher
Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson
Night Ambush (1957)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During WW2, a British officer stationed in Asia is recruited by Army Intelligence, is tasked with learning Japanese to interrogate Japanese POWs and he falls in-love with his pretty Japanese teacher.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Yôko Tani, Ronald Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Simon Sparrow
... Sir Lancelot Spratt
... Delia Mallory
Barbara Murray ... Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist
... Sonia / Helga Stronberg (as Mylene Demongeot)
... Maj. Tommy Ffrench
Jessie Evans ... Mrs. Parry
... Mrs. Whittaker
... Harry Heilbronn
Rodney Cardiff ... Student Doctor
... Dr. Blacker
... Passenger on Train
... Genevieve
Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Grimes
Michael Flanders ... Bradby
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Simon Sparrow's love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis as she is a model and is as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt who has taken to sleep-walking. He has also quite suddenly lost his gruff manner and is being quite nice to everyone. Sparrow quickly diagnoses Spratt's condition: he's fallen in love. The object of his affection is physiotherapist Iris Merchant. Sparrow urges him on but she also has another suitor in the form of Major Tommy Ffrench. Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her but when that doesn't work out he takes to following her himself. Mayhem ensues. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's that incurable 'DOCTOR' team in their NEWESTand SAUCIEST! [UK] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 August 1963 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Consultório Indiscreto  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final appearance of Dirk Bogarde in the series. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence, ambulance man Peter Butterworth's cap gets blown off by the wind, yet he's wearing it again on arrival at the hospital. See more »

Connections

Follows Doctor at Sea (1955) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Spot the TV sitcom actor
17 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

The usual formula for this series featuring the urbane Bogarde, the irascible Robertson-Justice and - pardon my political incorrectness - some top notch tottie.

Probably considered quite risque in its time but hardly likely to provoke an "ooh err, missus!" these days, it mostly raises smiles rather than laughs although the odd bits of slapstick made my 7 year old son laugh.

Perhaps the most fun is to be had spotting future starts down the cast list: Richard Briers (The Good Life), John Bluthal (Vicar of Dibley), the uncredited Denise Coffee (Do Not Adjust Your Set), Ronnie Barker (Two Ronnies) and Derek Fowlds (Yes, Minister) are all here, not to mention Frank Finlay (Casanova) and Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey). No Richard Wattis or John Le Mesurier though - they must have been working on 5 other British comedies that week.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial