January 2, 2017

Films

A Stitch in Time – 1963 | 89mins | Comedy | B&W

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Plot Synopsis

A Stitch in Time

Formulaic Norman Wisdom comedy vehicle featuring his usual brand of slapstick, but there�s also a tendency to over-sentimentalise the plot narrative. Gormless butcher’s assistant Norman Pitkin (Norman Wisdom) causes a commotion in a hospital where his boss, Mr. Grimsdale (Edward Chapman), is undergoing surgery to have a swallowed watch removed. Norman is banned from entering the hospital again but vows to come back and visit a depressed orphan, Lindy (Lucy Appleby), he met whilst hiding under a bed. Despite being barred by the hospital governor, Sir Hector (Jerry Desmonde), Norman must somehow get in. He causes chaos with his zany attempts to gain access, which include joining the St. John�s Ambulance Brigade, sitting in a freezer to contract pneumonia, and throwing himself in-front of an oncoming lorry. Knowing Lindy will be watching a charity ball television broadcast; Norman determines to get in front of the cameras.

Production Team

Robert Asher: Director
Bert Davey: Art Direction
Jack Asher: Cinematography
Joan Ellacott: Costume Design
Gerry Hambling: Editing
Biddy Chrystal: Makeup Department
George Blackler: Makeup Department
Philip Green: Original Music
Hugh Stewart: Producer
Norman Wisdom: Script
Eddie Leslie: Script
Jack Davies: Script
Henry Blyth: Script
C Le Mesurier: Sound Department
Dudley Messenger: Sound Department
Jim Sibley: Sound Department

Cast

Norman Wisdom: Norman Pitkin
Edward Chapman: Mr Grimsdale
Jeanette Sterke: Nurse Haskell
Jerry Desmonde: Sir Hector
Jill Melford: Lady Brinkley
Hazel Hughes: Matron
Glyn Houston: Corporal Welsh, St Johns
Patsy Rowlands: Amy



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