Doctor At Sea (1955)





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This second entry in the British "Doctor" series once more stars Dirk Bogarde as young medico Simon Sparrow. Securing his first job as ship's doctor on a freighter, Simon again runs afoul of James Robertson Justice, here cast not as the irascible Sir Lancelot Sprat but as ship's captain Hogg. Unexpectedly, the freighter is obliged to take on passengers--specifically, the man-hungry daughter (Brenda DeBanzie) of the shipping magnate who owns the vessel, and toothsome French chanteuse Helene Colbert (Brigitte Bardot, in her first English-language film). As the older woman makes a play for the crusty captain, Helene sets her sights on the nonplussed Dr. Sparrow. Often funnier than its predecessor, Doctor at Sea proved the viability of the "Doctor" series, prompting several chucklesome sequels.
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Dirk Bogarde
as Dr. Simon Sparrow
Brigitte Bardot
as Helene Colbert
Brenda De Banzie
as Muriel Mallet
Hubert Gregg
as Archer
James Kenney
as Fellowes
Raymond Huntley
as Capt. Beamish
Geoffrey Keen
as Hornbeam
George Coulouris
as Carpenter
Noel Purcell
as Corble
Jill Adams
as Jill
Joan Sims
as Wendy
Toke Townley
as Jenkins
Paul Carpenter
as Captain
Frederick Piper
as Sandyman
Abe Barker
as Old Harry
Michael Shepley
as Jill's Father
Eugene Deckers
as Colonel Perello, chief of police
Stuart Saunders
as Policeman on Dock (uncredited)
Harold Kasket
as Policeman in Prison (uncredited)
Martin Benson
as Head Waiter (uncredited)
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Thomas
Ekali Sokou
as Phyllis
Felix Felton
as Dr George Thomas
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Funny entry in long line of Doctor at... comedies produced in Great Britain.

February 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for Doctor At Sea


Shooting for "average" or "pleasant" works for this unpretentious, light comedy about a young doctor (Dirk Bogarde) going to sea aboard a freighter (!!!) to escape a possible planned marriage with his superior's ugly daughter. Onboard ship is an untidy crew and a ornery captain that must be contended with. Luckily at one port he runs into Brigette Bardot (in her first foray into English language films unfortunately), alleviating the downward trajectory of the threadbare plot, but only just so. Forgettable, but pleasantly so.

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