Doctor in Distress


1h 43m 1964
Doctor in Distress

Brief Synopsis

An intern and his antagonistic boss bond over romantic problems.

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Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Sequel
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jul 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Governor Films
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Richard Gordon.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Dr. Simon Sparrow and the interns and nurses of London's General Hospital are amazed when the usually gruff and eccentric head surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt, suddenly becomes courteous and kind. A slipped disc has caused Sir Lancelot to become a patient in his own hospital, and during the course of his treatment he has fallen in love with Iris, his physiotherapist. He seeks advice on courtship from Sparrow, who tells him to diet, visit a health clinic, and, later, be fitted for a corset. Meanwhile Sparrow becomes enamored of Delia, a patient who is both a model and aspiring actress. Sparrow has a brief affair with Sonja, a masseuse, while Delia is making a film in Rome. Sir Lancelot eventually proposes to Iris, but she gently turns him down in favor of a patient, Major Ffrench. Sir Lancelot takes comfort in the thought that his habits will not be changed, and the hospital atmosphere returns to normal as Sparrow welcomes Delia on her return.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Sequel
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Jul 1964
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Governor Films
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on characters created by Richard Gordon.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Doctor in Distress


Dr. Simon Sparrow and the interns and nurses of London's General Hospital are amazed when the usually gruff and eccentric head surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt, suddenly becomes courteous and kind. A slipped disc has caused Sir Lancelot to become a patient in his own hospital, and during the course of his treatment he has fallen in love with Iris, his physiotherapist.

He seeks advice on courtship from Sparrow, who tells him to diet, visit a health clinic, and, later, be fitted for a corset. Meanwhile Sparrow becomes enamored of Delia, a patient who is both a model and aspiring actress. Sparrow has a brief affair with Sonja, a masseuse, while Delia is making a film in Rome. Sir Lancelot eventually proposes to Iris, but she gently turns him down in favor of a patient, Major Ffrench. Sir Lancelot takes comfort in the thought that his habits will not be changed, and the hospital atmosphere returns to normal as Sparrow welcomes Delia on her return.

Producer: Betty E. Box
Director: Ralph Thomas
Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps, Ronald Scott Thorn; Richard Gordon ("Doctor" books)
Cinematography: Ernest Steward
Art Direction: Alex Vetchinsky
Music: Norrie Paramor
Film Editing: Alfred Roome
Cast: Dirk Bogarde (Dr. Simon Sparrow), Samantha Eggar (Delia Mallory), James Robertson Justice (Sir Lancelot Spratt), Mylene Demongeot (Sonia/Helga), Donald Houston (Maj. French), Barbara Murray (Iris), Dennis Price (Blacker), Leo McKern (Heilbronn), Jessie Evans (Mrs. Parry), Ann Lynn (Mrs. Whittaker), Fenella Fielding (Passenger), Jill Adams (Genevieve), Michael Flanders (Bradby).
C-102m.
Doctor In Distress

Doctor in Distress

Dr. Simon Sparrow and the interns and nurses of London's General Hospital are amazed when the usually gruff and eccentric head surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt, suddenly becomes courteous and kind. A slipped disc has caused Sir Lancelot to become a patient in his own hospital, and during the course of his treatment he has fallen in love with Iris, his physiotherapist. He seeks advice on courtship from Sparrow, who tells him to diet, visit a health clinic, and, later, be fitted for a corset. Meanwhile Sparrow becomes enamored of Delia, a patient who is both a model and aspiring actress. Sparrow has a brief affair with Sonja, a masseuse, while Delia is making a film in Rome. Sir Lancelot eventually proposes to Iris, but she gently turns him down in favor of a patient, Major Ffrench. Sir Lancelot takes comfort in the thought that his habits will not be changed, and the hospital atmosphere returns to normal as Sparrow welcomes Delia on her return. Producer: Betty E. Box Director: Ralph Thomas Screenplay: Nicholas Phipps, Ronald Scott Thorn; Richard Gordon ("Doctor" books) Cinematography: Ernest Steward Art Direction: Alex Vetchinsky Music: Norrie Paramor Film Editing: Alfred Roome Cast: Dirk Bogarde (Dr. Simon Sparrow), Samantha Eggar (Delia Mallory), James Robertson Justice (Sir Lancelot Spratt), Mylene Demongeot (Sonia/Helga), Donald Houston (Maj. French), Barbara Murray (Iris), Dennis Price (Blacker), Leo McKern (Heilbronn), Jessie Evans (Mrs. Parry), Ann Lynn (Mrs. Whittaker), Fenella Fielding (Passenger), Jill Adams (Genevieve), Michael Flanders (Bradby). C-102m.

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Opened in London in July 1963. This is the fifth film in the "Doctor" series, produced by Betty E. Box and directed by Ralph Thomas.