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Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R | | Comedy | 1972 (USA)
Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien (Angela Scoular), but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also, on-board ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Richard Gordon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Phillips ... Dr. Tony Burke
Harry Secombe ... Llewellyn Wendover
James Robertson Justice ... Sir Lancelot Spratt
Angela Scoular ... Ophelia O'Brien
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Dailey
Simon Dee Simon Dee ... Basil Beauchamp
Robert Morley ... Captain George Spratt
Freddie Jones ... Master-at-Arms
Joan Sims ... Russian Captain
John Le Mesurier ... Purser (as John le Mesurier)
Graham Stark ... Satterjee
Janet Mahoney Janet Mahoney ... Dawn Dailey
Graham Chapman ... Roddy
Jacki Piper Jacki Piper ... Cockney Girl
Fred Emney ... Father
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Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien (Angela Scoular), 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 plays "Dr. Dare" on a very popular television series, and to whom women flock. Burke decides to join the cruise, but is first apprehended as a stowaway, and then becomes the Captain's steward. For Burke, trying to talk to Ophelia is a hard enough task, but he meets some funny characters on-board, such as a pools winner, and a very stubborn Captain. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Laughs a Minute on the High Seas! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert Morley (Captain George Spratt) was the original choice for the role of Sir Lancelot Spratt in Doctor in the House (1954). He turned it down. See more »

Alternate Versions

To avoid an 'X' certificate the original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove some nudity and shots of a topless Angela Scoular. See more »

Connections

Follows Doctor at Large (1957) See more »

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Some fun at the end of the line.
28 September 2003 | by david-697See all my reviews

By now a long way from the innocence of 'Doctor In The House', this, the seventh and last movie in the series, sees Leslie Phillips romping around a luxury liner, in what comes across as a less funny cross between 'Doctor At Sea' and 'Carry On Cruising'

I never expected to like this movie for a number of reasons, firstly, James Robertson Justice (for me the heart and soul of the 'Doctor' series) is restricted to a brief cameo (and very ill-looking he is too), while watching it you can't help notice how cheap looking and studio bound the movie is. While the script is at times very poor, the 'Pill' joke was especially dire and yet they included it in the trailer! In addition, it seems clear that the director is running out of ideas when he (often) resorts to speeded up photography to raise a laugh.

Yet I quite enjoyed it. Leslie Phillips was his usual, dependable self, doing wonders with the often-ropey script, at one point even enduring a drag scene! While the cast is a strong one, full of familiar faces. Harry Secombe steals the movie with a very funny performance, one that makes you wish he made more movies, and Irene Handle was also well used. There was even a small role for 'Monty Python's' Graham Chapman, as a very camp photographer.

Despite it's (many) flaws, 'Doctor In Trouble' is a fun little movie, while not in the same comic league as some of the earlier 'Doctor' films, it's far funnier than the previous movie in the series, the lukewarm 'Doctor In Clover'.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktor i høy sjø See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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