Doctor in Distress

Doctor in Distress (1963)

"Doctor in Distress" is the fifth of the seven films in the "Doctor" series, and focuses on Sir Lancelot Spratt, Simon Sparrow's old teacher and sometimes nemesis. When the eternal bachelor Sir Lancelot injures his back and falls in love with his physiotherapist Iris Marchant, he becomes very distressed and turns to Simon for help. Simon, who now is a senior doctor at fictional Hampden Cross Hospital and hopelessly in love with aspiring actress Delia, sends him to a nature cure clinic in a vain attempt to help him lose weight, but Sir Lancelot can't get Iris off his mind and has her followed, first by a private investigator and eventually by himself. When he finally proposes, she rejects him and marries an old army major, which distresses Sir Lancelot even more.

Writing:
  • Nicholas Phipps
  • Ronald Scott Thorn
Directing:
  • Ralph Thomas
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  • Release Date: 1963-07-30
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 102

Fenella Fielding

Passenger on Train

Barbara Murray

Iris Merchant

Harry Landis

Man in Cafe (uncredited)

Samantha Eggar

Delia Mallory

Richard Briers

Medical Student (uncredited)

David Weston

Dr Stewart

Ronald Lacey

Cafe Customer (uncredited)

Barbara Hicks

Health Farm Receptionist (uncredited)

Leo McKern

Harry Heilbronn

Denise Coffey

Food Seller at Railway Station (uncredited)

Dirk Bogarde

Dr Simon Sparrow

Marianne Stone

Cafe Waitress (uncredited)

Ronnie Barker

Man at Railway Station Ticket Counter (uncredited)

Peter Butterworth

Ambulance Driver

James Robertson Justice

Sir Lancelot Spratt

Donald Houston

Major Tommy French

Dennis Price

Dr Blacker

Frank Finlay

Corsetiere

Ronnie Stevens

Hotel Manager

Jill Adams

Genevieve

Bill Kerr

Australian Sailor

John Bluthal

Railway Porter (uncredited)

Johnny Briggs

Medical Student (uncredited)

Ann Lynn

Mrs Whittaker

Joe Robinson

Sonja's Boyfriend

Derek Fowlds

Medical Student Gillibrand

Pauline Jameson

Ward Sister
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