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A Stitch in Time is a 1963 Norman Wisdom comedy film set in a children's
hospital. It was directed by Robert Asher and edited by Gerry Hambling. The                       A Stitch in Time
cast includes Edward Chapman, Jeanette Sterke, Jerry Desmonde, Jill Melford,         Directed by          Robert Asher
Glyn Houston, Vera Day, Patsy Rowlands, Peter Jones, Ernest Clark, Hazel             Produced by          Hugh Stewart
Hughes, Lucy Appleby and Frank Williams. The film also features an early role                             Earl St. John
for Johnny Briggs.
                                                                                     Written by           Jack Davies
Norman Pitkin is the apprentice to Mr Grimsdale an old fashioned butcher. When                            Norman Wisdom
the store is raided by a young thug (Johnny Briggs),Mr Grimsdale (at Norman's                             Henry Blyth
suggestion) puts his gold watch in his mouth for safe keeping. The result of                              Eddie Leslie

which leads to Mr Grimsdale accidentally swallowing the watch and sent to            Starring             Norman Wisdom
hospital. Whilst visiting Mr Grimsdale, Norman (in his usual way) accidentally                            Edward Chapman
causes chaos around the hospital and meets a girl called Lindy who hasn't                                 Jeanette Sterke
                                                                                                          Jerry Desmonde
spoken since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. After Norman is
unable to visit Lindy as he is banned from hospital, she visits him at the charity   Music by             Philip Green
ball, the ball descends into the inevitable chaos, caused entirely by Norman.        Cinematography       Jack Asher
The film was rereleased in 1984 in Chennai India. The film was a smash hit and       Editing by           Gerry Hambling
ran for many weeks at the old Alankar Theatre (now demolished).
                                                                                     Release date(s)      1963

Filming                                                                              Running time         89 min

                                                                                     Country              United Kingdom
The film was shot almost entirely at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. On-
                                                                                     Language             English
location filming was kept to a minimum.

Cast
   Norman Wisdom as Norman Pitkin
   Edward Chapman as Mr. Grimsdale
   Jeanette Sterke as Nurse Haskell
   Jerry Desmonde as Sir Hector
   Jill Melford as Lady Brinkley
   Glyn Houston as Cpl. Welsh of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade
   Hazel Hughes as Matron
   Patsy Rowlands as Amy
   Peter Jones as Captain Russell of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade
   Ernest Clark as Prof. Crankshaw
   Lucy Appleby as Lindy
   Vera Day as Betty
   Frank Williams as Driver Nuttall of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade
   Penny Morrell as Nurse Rudkin
   Patrick Cargill as Dr. Meadows
   Francis Matthews as Benson
   John Blythe as Dale, Press Photographer
   Pamela Conway as Patient
   Danny Green as Ticehurst
   Johnny Briggs as Armed Robber
   Michael Goodliffe as Doctor on the Children's Ward (uncredited)
External links
   A Stitch in Time   at the Internet Movie Database


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