Doctor in Distress

Date: 1963
Director: Ralph Thomas
Production Company: Rank / Betty Box / Ralph Thomas

Stars: Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Donald Houston, Leo McKern, Denis Price
Location(s): Ealing, London, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Windsor, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

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Storyline:

A medical “Carry On”.

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Could this be Haven Green Court, Ealing, W5. Simon James thinks so. *SJ.

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Yes all taken at Haven Green Court, Ealing.

Could this be Haven Green Court, Ealing, W5. Simon James thinks so. *SJ.

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Yes all taken at Haven Green Court, Ealing.

Could this be Haven Green Court, Ealing, W5, Simon James thinks so. *SJ.

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Yes, all taken at Haven Green Court, Ealing. This block of flats is also shown in the film 'The Wrong arm of the Law', 'The Sicilians' and 'Danger Route'.

Beaconsfield? The old part, not the new bit a couple of miles down the road where Brief Encounter was filmed.

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Taken from the house in did001d looking across the road. Note the distinctive cottages especially the pair behind the red mini. In the NOW image the left hand doorway has been blocked and removed (presumably to make one dwelling). The 'shadow' of its porch can clearly be seen.Thanks to Google & Nick Cox

Beaconsfield? The old part, not the new bit a couple of miles down the road where Brief Encounter was filmed.

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From the same viewpoint as did001a panning slightly left. The swagged brick wall and stone ball finials are clearly seen. The bare tree to the right of the right ball finial is the tree in full leaf in the NOW image (and grown). Thanks to Google & Nick Cox.

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Beaconsfield? The old part, not the new bit a couple of miles down the road where Brief Encounter was filmed. The front door of the house in did001d. Identified by Nick Cox.

Beaconsfield? The old part, not the new bit a couple of miles down the road where Brief Encounter was filmed.

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This delightful house is at the junction of Windsor End and Hedgerley Lane in Old Beaconsfield. Thanks to Google & Nick Cox.

MMMM??? But a yellow sign for Achille Sierre, a dry cleaning firm I remember from my youth. This is the eastern end of Maidenhead High Street. If you were to put your back against the Courts furniture shop shown in Carry on Camping, (cocam006) you would see this view. The building to the immediate right of the Mini is still there. It has an unusual curved frontage. Tony Winzar

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The common identifier is the 3 story brick building just to the right (as viewed) in did002 & behind the lamp post. Tony Winzar.

Marylebone, maybe, or perhaps Eton and Windsor, because I don't remember Marylebone with a curved canopy. Richard Lewis confirms Windsor and Eton.

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And, as Richard pointed out, this is the same angle as in Too Many Crooks. And, as Humph might have said, "Of all the stations in all the world...........play it again Sam"

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The ticket office at W & E. Richard Lewis.

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See how they try and trick us......Marylebone.....hrumph!

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No actor, but nice narrow passageway.

The Distressed Doc, is obviously working at the same hospital as the Carry on Doc, which is actually Maidenhead Town Hall, which, I am reliably informed, could, on occasions double as a refuge for the mentally malfunctioning. Could the scaffolding be the library under construction?

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Now.SJ.

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Now.SJ.

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Now with more foliage. SJ.

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The Cedar of Lebanon still stands but the house made way for an open space in front of the library (opened 1973). SJ.

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The scaffolding is St Ives House, part of Maidenhall Town Hall set-up. SJ.

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And then came York Stream House which was added to St Ives House and a newer block which consumed the house at the end. SJ.

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Original poster, 65cm x 1.00cm, about 25" x 39", good condition, minor repairs and sellotape marks. £ 40.00 + p&p.

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