Doctor in Distress (1963)

PG 1964-07-07 (US) Comedy 1h 42m
What's your Vibe?

Login to use TMDB's new rating system.

  • Welcome to Vibes, TMDB's new rating system! For more information, visit the contribution bible.

It's that incurable 'DOCTOR' team in their NEWEST and SAUCIEST!


"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.

  1. Ralph Thomas


  2. Ronald Scott Thorn


  3. Nicholas Phipps


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Dr Simon Sparrow

  2. James Robertson Justice

    James Robertson Justice

    Sir Lancelot Spratt

  3. Samantha Eggar

    Samantha Eggar

    Delia Mallory

  4. Barbara Murray

    Barbara Murray

    Iris Merchant

  5. Mylène Demongeot

    Mylène Demongeot


  6. Donald Houston

    Donald Houston

    Major Tommy French

  7. Dennis Price

    Dennis Price

    Dr Blacker

  8. Richard Briers

    Richard Briers

    Medical Student (uncredited)

  9. Fenella Fielding

    Fenella Fielding

    Passenger on Train

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Doctor in Distress
Doctor in Distress

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score 


Almost there...

Looks like we're missing the following data in en-US or en-US...

  • Video

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page


Want to rate or add this item to a list?