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A Stitch in Time (1963)

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Norman Pitkin
... Mr. Grimsdale
... Nurse Haskell (as Jeannette Sterke)
Jerry Desmonde ... Sir Hector
Jill Melford ... Lady Brinkley
... Cpl. Welsh, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Hazel Hughes ... Matron
... Amy
... Capt. Russell, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
... Prof. Crankshaw
Lucy Appleby ... Lindy
... Betty
... Driver Nutall, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Penny Morrell ... Nurse Rudkin
... Dr. Meadows
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An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount 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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20 December 1963 (Ireland)  »

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El abombado  »

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Trivia

The stunt of Norman going through the wall onto the ambulance was performed by Norman Wisdom. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr Grimsdale: How long will the ambulance be?
Norman Pitkin: Oh, about 18 feet, Mr. Grimsdale.
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Featured in The Filth and the Fury (2000) See more »

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Things start hopping in the hospital when Wisdom arrives
13 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

"A Stitch in Time" is one of the later movies by British comedy actor Norman Wisdom. I think it is one of his better films. In this one, he had some touching scenes on a serious side, but these relate to the humor he brings in a hospital setting.

Norman Wisdom was a star of British cinema in the mid-20th century. He had a little bit of Jerry Lewis, some Red Skelton and come Lou Costello. But his character had much more and was his own. Three things distinguish Wisdom – his perpetual smile and happy attitude, his exceedingly high energy level, and his physical abilities.

In this film, Wisdom plays his familiar character, Norman Pitkin. Many other comedians used hospital settings in movie plots, and one can expect the same types of hilarious situations in this one. A hospital gurney race is one of the funniest I've ever seen. This film has some slapstick comedy to rival the best of early American comedy teams. And the musical ending is special.


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