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A Stitch in Time (1963)

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Jack Davies (screenplay), Norman Wisdom (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Pitkin
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Grimsdale
Jeanette Sterke ... Nurse Haskell (as Jeannette Sterke)
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Sir Hector
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Lady Brinkley
Glyn Houston ... Cpl. Welsh, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Hazel Hughes Hazel Hughes ... Matron
Patsy Rowlands ... Amy
Peter Jones ... Capt. Russell, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Ernest Clark ... Prof. Crankshaw
Lucy Appleby Lucy Appleby ... Lindy
Vera Day ... Betty
Frank Williams ... Driver Nutall, St. John's Ambulance Brigade
Penny Morrell Penny Morrell ... Nurse Rudkin
Patrick Cargill ... Dr. Meadows
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Storyline

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Norman decides to help. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1963 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

El abombado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joe Melia and Norman Wisdom rehearsed a scene in a maternity ward waiting room but it was never filmed. See more »

Goofs

At c. 16 minutes the nurse says "Mr Grimsdale will be taken to casualty." She could not possibly know the name of the new patient this stage. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Haskell: Thank you Mr. Pitkin.
Norman Pitkin: What for?
Nurse Haskell: You obviously don't realise but you just did something wonderful.
Norman Pitkin: Me?
Nurse Haskell: Mmmm. You must have a gift.
Norman Pitkin: Oh, no. Oh, no, no. I don't want anything me and Mr. Grimsdale we do it for nothing.
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the slapstick is immaculate
5 August 2009 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Very funny and surprisingly well made film. Norman Wisdom does not put a foot wrong, well he does but he's supposed to! What is particularly gratifying here is that whilst Wisdom is his brilliant self, everybody else puts in excellent and thoughtful performances. There is none of the 'prima donna' stuff we tend to get in the 'Carry On' films of the period and everybody is mainly interested in making themselves look good. Peter Jones, for instance puts in a magnificent performance as a St Johns Ambulance Brigade leader in a little scene that becomes central to the whole film. From the very beginning in the butcher's shop the slapstick is immaculate and typified by the hospital trolley race, Wisdom's tone is some magical mix of the male desire to prove himself and wanting to be a little boy again.


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