The 50s

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50's Movies

Doctor at Large 1957

Shirley Eaton publicity photo for her early film role in the 1957 comedy, Doctor at Large

Now a fully qualified doctor, Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) hopes to specialize in surgery. There is only one post available at the hospital, and he faces stiff competition from Dr. Charles Bingham (Michael Medwin). While working in casualty, he fails to recognize one of the hospital Governors, Charles Hopcroft (Ernest Jay), and tells the man somewhat brusquely to wait in the queue. Convinced he will never get the surgical appointment, Sparrow takes on several temporary appointments. He heads off to a country practice where the senior doctor’s wife seems just a little too interested in him. He then works in a posh Harley Street practice and does quite well. On a holiday with his friend Dr. Tony Benskin (Donald Sinden), who has yet to qualify, he rescues Mr. Hopcroft from a rather embarrassing situation. His chances of becoming a surgeon improve considerably.

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