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Doctor in Distress (1963)

102 min | Comedy

Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis, as she is a model, and is as attracted...See moreDr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the diagnosis, as she is a model, and is as attracted to Sparrow as he is to her. Sparrow finds himself treating Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice), who has taken to sleep-walking. He has also quite suddenly lost his gruff manner, and is being quite 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 also has another suitor in the form of Major Tommy Ffrench (Donald Houston). Spratt tries to hire a private detective to follow her, but when that doesn't work out, he takes to following her. Written by garykmcd See less
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Writers
Nicholas Phipps (screenplay) | Ronald Scott Thorn (screenplay) | Richard Gordon (by arrangement with: author of the Doctor books)
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Updated Jul 30, 1963

Release date
Jul 7, 1964 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Dirk Bogarde
Dr. Simon Sparrow Dr. Simon Sparrow   See fewer
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James Robertson Justice
Sir Lancelot Spratt Sir Lancelot Spratt   See fewer
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Samantha Eggar
Delia Mallory Delia Mallory   See fewer
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Barbara Murray
Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist   See fewer
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Mylène Demongeot
Sonia / Helga Stronberg (as Mylene Demongeot) Sonia / Helga Stronberg (as Mylene Demongeot)   See fewer
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Donald Houston
Maj. Tommy Ffrench Maj. Tommy Ffrench   See fewer
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Jessie Evans
Mrs. Parry Mrs. Parry   See fewer
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Ann Lynn
Mrs. Whittaker Mrs. Whittaker   See fewer
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Leo McKern
Harry Heilbronn Harry Heilbronn   See fewer
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Rodney Cardiff
Student Doctor Student Doctor   See fewer
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Dennis Price
Dr. Blacker Dr. Blacker   See fewer
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Fenella Fielding
Passenger on Train Passenger on Train   See fewer
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Jill Adams
Genevieve Genevieve   See fewer
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Madge Ryan
Mrs. Clapper Mrs. Clapper   See fewer
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Frank Finlay
Corsetiere Corsetiere   See fewer
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Margaret Boyd
Lady Willoughby Lady Willoughby   See fewer
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Bill Kerr
Australian Sailor Australian Sailor   See fewer
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Jeanette Landis
Rosie - Sailor's Girl Friend Rosie - Sailor's Girl Friend   See fewer
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Michael Goldie
Physical Training Instructor Physical Training Instructor   See fewer
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Ronnie Stevens
Hotel Manager Hotel Manager   See fewer
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Joe Robinson
Sonja's Boy Friend Sonja's Boy Friend   See fewer
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Peter Butterworth
Ambulance Driver Ambulance Driver   See fewer
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Timothy Bateson
Mr. Holly Mr. Holly   See fewer
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Derek Fowlds
Medical Student Gillibrand Medical Student Gillibrand   See fewer
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Pauline Jameson
Ward Sister Ward Sister   See fewer
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David Weston
Dr. Stewart Dr. Stewart   See fewer
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Ronnie Barker
Man at Railway Station Ticket Counter (uncredited) Man at Railway Station Ticket Counter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christopher Beeny
Medical Student (uncredited) Medical Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bluthal
Railway Porter (uncredited) Railway Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Briers
Medical Student (uncredited) Medical Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Briggs
Medical Student (uncredited) Medical Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Brooks
Police Constable (uncredited) Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pauline Chamberlain
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denise Coffey
Food Seller at Rail Station (uncredited) Food Seller at Rail Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Croxford
Hospital Porter (uncredited) Hospital Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felix Felton
Health Farm Patient (uncredited) Health Farm Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hilda Fenemore
Railway Station Barmaid (uncredited) Railway Station Barmaid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Hicks
Health Farm Receptionist (uncredited) Health Farm Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hilsdon
Police Constable (uncredited) Police Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Juba Kennerley
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Lacey
Cafe Customer (uncredited) Cafe Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Landis
Man in Cafe (uncredited) Man in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aileen Lewis
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Neller
Council Official (uncredited) Council Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Rietty
Various Roles (voice) (uncredited) Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renu Setna
Indian Medical Student (uncredited) Indian Medical Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Spence
Health Farm Patient (uncredited) Health Farm Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marianne Stone
Cafe Waitress (uncredited) Cafe Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Toke Townley
Clerk of Works (uncredited) Clerk of Works (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 507 votes