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A Stitch in Time (1963)

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Diminutive pratfall comic Norman Wisdom, Britain's latter-day version of Charlie Chaplin, brought his trademark physical slapstick to this comedy. Wisdom plays Norman Pitkin, a simple butcher's assistant who accompanies his boss, Mr. Grimsdale (Edward Chapman) to the hospital after Grimsdale accidentally swallows a watch. There, it is determined that the watch will have to be removed surgically, but the clumsy Norman causes such a ruckus that he is ejected from the facility and banned from returning by the administrator, Sir Hector (Jerry Desmonde). Before he leaves, however, Norman manages to bring a smile to the face of Lindy (Lucy Appleby), a sad little girl who has been orphaned by a plane crash. Norman promised Lindy he would return, and his efforts to get back through the hospital doors by any means available (including making himself sick, getting hit by a car, and appearing on a charity television broadcast he knows the girl is watching) meet with an equal lack of success. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Norman Wisdom
as Norman Pitkin
Edward Chapman
as Mr. Grimsdale
Jeannette Sterke
as Nurse Haskell
Jerry Desmonde
as Sir Hector Hardcastle
Jill Melford
as Lady Brinkley
Glyn Houston
as St Johns Corporal
Hazel Hughes
as Butchers shop assistant
Peter Jones
as St Johns Captain
Ernest Clark
as Professor Cranshaw
Vera Day
as Betty
Frank Williams
as St Johns Ambulance driver
Penny Morrell
as Nurse Rudkin
Patrick Cargill
as Dr. Meadows
Pamela Conway
as Woman Patient
Danny Green
as Ticehurst
Johnny Briggs
as Teddy Boy
Marianne Stone
as Mrs. Cutforth
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