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Doctor in Distress

1963
1h 42m
Comedy
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Cast

Dirk Bogarde (Dr. Simon Sparrow)James Robertson Justice (Sir Lancelot Spratt)Samantha Eggar (Delia Mallory)Barbara Murray (Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist)Mylène Demongeot (Sonia)Donald Houston (Maj. Tommy Ffrench)Jessie Evans (Mrs. Parry)Ann Lynn (Mrs. Whittaker)Leo McKern (Harry Heilbronn)Rodney Cardiff (Student Doctor)Dennis Price (Dr. Blacker)Fenella Fielding (Passenger on Train)Jill Adams (Genevieve)Paul Whitsun-Jones (Grimes)Michael Flanders (Bradby)Madge Ryan (Mrs. Clapper)Frank Finlay (Corsetiere)Amanda Barrie (Rona)

Director

Ralph Thomas

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Synopsis

Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde) love life improves dramatically when lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. As a model she's relieved at the diagnosis, and she's as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Meanwhile, Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who has started sleep-walking. He has also suddenly lost his gruff manner, and is being nice to everyone. Sparrow quickly diagnoses Spratt's condition: he's fallen in love. The object of his affection is Physiotherapist Iris Merchant (Barbara Murray). Sparrow urges him on, but she has another suitor: Major Tommy Ffrench (Donald Houston). Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her, but when that doesn't work out, he follows her himself.

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