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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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This became Norman Wisdoms favourite film. 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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Connections

Featured in The Filth and the Fury (2000) See more »

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Norman at his best
11 August 2014 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This film really does highlight Norman Wisdom at his best and features all the elements that made him such a fantastic screen clown.

Ably supported by Jerry Desmonde and Edward Chapman the film manages to feature all of the humour and the sentiment that make Wisdom's films so special. This one is particular shows him at his best because the sentiment is kept in check and there's none of the silly business of Norman playing multiple roles that perhaps bogged down his later outings.

Although it feels like a combination of sketches at times (Norman as a ST John's ambulance member, Norman as a nurse) they are brilliant ones, and there is enough of a plot to hold them all together. The scenes with Lindy are especially well written and it is perhaps this element that makes 'A Stitch in Time' my favourite of Norman's films.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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