A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Robert Asher (1963)

90min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Norman Wisdom relives a little of his youth in this hopelessly sentimental comedy, as his first job at the age of 13 was as a delivery boy. This was his final film in black and white and also his last big starring success at the box office, for he belonged to a more innocent age. The script sticks closely to the winning Wisdom formula as he knots his cap in confused shyness in his attempts to declare his love for a pretty nurse. Stalwart stooges Edward Chapman (Mr Grimsdale, of course) and Jerry Desmonde prove once more that straight men can often be much funnier than the comics.

Summary

A butcher's bumbling assistant causes no end of accidents at work, the latest of which has landed his boss in hospital. While visiting, he meets a little girl who has not spoken since her parents died, and resolves to put a smile on the orphan's face. Slapstick comedy, starring Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Lucy Appleby and Jill Melford.

Cast & Crew

Norman Pitkin Norman Wisdom
Mr Grimsdale Edward Chapman
Sir Hector Hardcastle Jerry Desmonde
Lindy Lucy Appleby
Lady Brinkley Jill Melford
Janet Haskell Jeannette Sterke
Welsh Glyn Houston
Matron Hazel Hughes
Director Robert Asher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy