A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Norman Wisdom
Director: Robert Asher Cast: Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom
, Edward Chapman
Edward Chapman
, Jeannette Sterke
Jeannette Sterke
Robert Asher

DVD (Black & White)

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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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2008
UPC: 0018619122723
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Televista
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 51,370

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Norman Wisdom selected audio recordings

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 Actor
Ronnie Brody Actor
Pat Coombs Actor
Michael Goodliffe Actor
Fred Griffiths Actor
Julian Orchard Actor
Cardew Robinson Actor
Marianne Stone Mrs. Cutforth
Wanda Ventham Actor

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

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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