February 24, 2017


Doctor at Sea – 1955 | 93 mins | Comedy | Colour


Plot Synopsis

Doctor at Sea

The second of Rank’s popular Doctor series sees youthful doctor Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) keen to escape the boredom of medical practice ashore and the threat of matrimony. Sparrow signs up as a medical officer onboard the cargo ship SS Lotus, pleased to be free of any female distractions. However, Sparrow soon falls foul of the ship’s skipper, fearsome captain Hogg (James Robertson-Justice) and worse still, lands in jail after a drunken celebration on arrival in South America. Two new passengers, Muriel (Brenda de Banzie), the daughter of the shipping-line owner, and Helene (Brigitte Bardot), a beautiful French singer, come aboard to pursue the Captain and Simon romantically. To impress a rival captain and the lines owner Captain Hogg demands a dance amid further misadventures as the ship sets sail.

Production Team

Ralph Thomas: Director
Carmen Dillon: Art Direction
Ernest Steward: Cinematography
Joan Ellacott: Costume Design
Frederick Wilson: Editing
Geoffrey Rodway: Makeup Department
Bruce Montgomery: Original Music
Betty E Box: Producer
Nicholas Phipps: Script
Jack Davies: Script
Roger Cherrill: Sound Department
Gordon K McCallum: Sound Department
John W Mitchell: Sound Department
Eric Boyd-Perkins: Sound Department


Dirk Bogarde: Dr Simon Sparrow
Brigitte Bardot: Helene Colbert
James Robertson Justice: Captain Hogg
Maurice Denham: Easter
Brenda De Banzie: Muriel
Michael Medwin: Trail
Raymond Huntley: Captain Beamish

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