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A Stitch in Time

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Norman Wisdom selected audio recordings
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • UPC: 018619122723
  • Original Release: 1963
  • Rating:

  • Source: Televista
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,101

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norman Wisdom Norman Pitkin
Edward Chapman Mr. Grimsdale
Jeannette Sterke Nurse Haskell
Jerry Desmonde Sir Hector Hardcastle
Jill Melford Lady Brinkley
Glyn Houston St Johns Corporal
Hazel Hughes Butchers shop assistant
Patsy Rowlands Nurse
Peter Jones St Johns Captain
Ernest Clark Professor Cranshaw
Vera Day Betty
Frank Williams St Johns Ambulance driver
Penny Morrell Nurse Rudkin
Patrick Cargill Dr. Meadows
Francis Matthews Benson
Pamela Conway Woman Patient
Danny Green Ticehurst
Johnny Briggs Teddy Boy
John Blythe Dale
Lucy Appleby
Ronnie Brody
Pat Coombs
Michael Goodliffe
Fred Griffiths
Julian Orchard
Cardew Robinson
Marianne Stone Mrs. Cutforth
Wanda Ventham
Technical Credits
Robert Asher Director
Jack Asher Cinematographer
James Bawden Camera Operator
George Blackler Makeup
Henry E. Blyth Screenwriter
Bert Davey Art Director
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Joan Ellacott Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Green Score Composer
Gerry Hambling Editor
Eddie Leslie Screenwriter
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Hugh Stewart Producer
Arthur Taksen Set Decoration/Design
Norman Wisdom Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stitch in Time
1. Robbery [7:53]
2. Ambulance [6:42]
3. Delivery [6:50]
4. Training [11:32]
5. Banned [10:05]
6. St. John [5:35]
7. Gone [6:13]
8. Nurse [8:44]
9. Getting In [7:41]
10. Last Idea [2:58]
11. Sunshine Ball [5:37]
12. Band [10:24]
1. I'd Like to Put On Record (That I Love You, Love You, Love You) [2:07]
2. London Melody [2:37]
3. Once in Love With Amy [3:06]
4. Beware [3:02]
5. Don't Laugh At Me [3:30]
6. Narcissus (The Laughing Song) [2:58]
7. The Heart of a Clown [3:09]
8. My Little Dog (Where's He Gone) [4:03]
9. Young At Heart [2:45]
10. Just to Be With You [2:51]
11. They Didn't Believe Me [2:51]
12. You Were Meant for Me [2:15]
13. So Nice to Dream [2:57]
14. Please Opportunity [3:46]
15. Take a Step in the Right Direction [2:04]
16. I'll Always Love You [2:21]
17. Boy Meets Girl [2:46]
18. Impossible [2:17]
19. Two Rivers [2:52]
20. I Don't Arf Love You [2:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Stitch in Time
   Play
   Extras
      Scene Select
      Trailer
      Norman Wisdom Sings
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