Doctor in Distress (1963)

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Doctor in Distress is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, and Samantha Eggar. It's the fifth of the seven films in the Doctor series. After a one-film absence, it marked the final return to the role of Simon Sparrow by Dirk Bogarde, and also the return (although in a different role) of Donald Houston. The film uses some of the characters in Richard Gordon's Doctor novels, but isn't based on any of the novels.

Doctor in Distress
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The stuffy medical director of a big-city hospital and his nemesis, a cheeky young intern, finally come... (source:


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Full cast list for the movie Doctor in Distress.
Dr. Simon Sparrow

Sir Lancelot Spratt

Delia Mallory

Iris Marchant - Physiotherapist

Sonia, Helga Stronberg

Major Tommy Ffrench

Mrs. Parry

Mrs. Whittaker

Harry Heilbronn

Rodney Cardiff
Dr. Stewart

Dr. Blacker

Passenger on Train


Paul Whitsun-Jones

Madge Ryan
Mrs. Clapper


Margaret Boyd
Lady Willoughby

Reginald Beckwith


Trailer for the movie Doctor in Distress.
Doctor in Distress (1963) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date30 July 1963
TaglineIt's that incurable 'DOCTOR' team in their NEWESTand SAUCIEST! [UK]
Filming LocationsMaidenhead Town Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, UK
Sound MixMono
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassRomantic Comedy
TonesHumorous, Merry, Silly, Witty

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