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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 »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Norman Wisdom (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Pitkin
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Grimsdale
Jeanette Sterke ... Nurse Haskell (as Jeannette Sterke)
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Sir Hector
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Lady Brinkley
Glyn Houston ... Cpl. Welsh, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Hazel Hughes Hazel Hughes ... Matron
Patsy Rowlands ... Amy
Peter Jones ... Capt. Russell, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Ernest Clark ... Prof. Crankshaw
Lucy Appleby Lucy Appleby ... Lindy
Vera Day ... Betty
Frank Williams ... Driver Nutall, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Penny Morrell Penny Morrell ... Nurse Rudkin
Patrick Cargill ... Dr. Meadows
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1963 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

El abombado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 I Love Christmas (2001) See more »

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Classic slapstick comedy
28 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Even if the story is pretty standard and some parts get a little sentimental, A Stitch in Time is still a charming and funny slapstick comedy. A Stitch in Time is very well made, with nice cinematography and the film overall looks beautiful. The music by Phillip Green is beautiful as well, while there are some nice and funny touches in the screenplay. Not only that the set pieces are efficiently done and just add to the fun, with the slapstick very well timed. The pacing is just fine, the direction is good and the length I had no problem with either. And the acting is little to gripe about; Norman Wisdom is very winning in the title role, very innocent and likable, while Edward Chapman and Jerry Desmonde almost come close to stealing the film and Jeanette Sterke is really beautiful. Overall, classic slapstick comedy, that is very nice to watch while being funny as well. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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