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Doctor In Distress (Rank 1963, Dirk Bogarde, Samantha Eggar)

Doctor in Distress

Under the steady hand of Ralph Thomas, who directed the other Doctor… films, Dr Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) returns to St Swithins in Doctor in Distress as an experienced doctor but still with a roving eye that settles on Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar).

Once again, Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice) is also in residence – but this time as a patient – and one who’s fallen for physiotherapist Iris (Barbara Murray). Will Sparrow’s tips help him win her hand? The usual misunderstandings and jokes are all in place in this superior addition to the British comedy canon.

UK / Rank Films / 88 minutes / 1963

Writer: Nicholas Phipps / Novel: Richard Gordon / Director: Ralph Thomas

cast
DIRK BOGARDE as Dr Simon Sparrow
SAMANTHA EGGAR as Delia Mallory
JAMES ROBERTSON JUSTICE as Sir Lancelot Spratt
MYLENE DEMONGEOT as Sonia and Helga
DONALD HOUSTON as Major French
DENNIS PRICE as Blacker
LEO McKERN as Heilbron
JESSIE EVANS as Mrs Parry
BARBARA MURRAY as Iris
ANN LYNN as Mrs Whittaker
FENELLA FIELDING as Passenger
JILL ADAMS as Genevieve
MICHAEL FLANDERS as Bradby
REGINALD BECKWITH as Meyer
FRANK FINLAY as Corsetiere





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