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Doctor in the House (1954)

 -  Comedy  -  2 February 1955 (USA)
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Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast ... See full summary »

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Muriel Pavlow ...
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Richard Grimsdyke
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Kay Kendall ...
Isobel Minster
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Taffy Evans
Suzanne Cloutier ...
Stella
George Coulouris ...
Briggs
Jean Taylor Smith ...
Sister Virtue
Nicholas Phipps ...
Magistrate
Geoffrey Keen ...
Dean
Martin Boddey ...
Demonstrator at pedal machine
Joan Sims ...
Rigor Mortis
Gudrun Ure ...
May (as Ann Gudrun)
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Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950's medical training. There is, however, always the looming and formidable figure of chief surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt to remind them of their real purpose. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When handsome interne meets beautiful nurse - it's a Romantic Rib-Tickler in Love Time! See more »

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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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Trivia

The medical school in the film was the old St. Georges Hospital Medical School which used to be on Hyde Park Corner (now a plush hotel). St. Georges was later moved to Tooting, in South West London. See more »

Quotes

Stella: You'll never be a proper doctor. I want to marry a proper doctor.
Grimsdyke: But,... I'll have to study!
Stella: Yes.
Grimsdyke: I'll...I'll have to pass the exams!
Stella: Yes!
Grimsdyke: My allowance will stop!
Stella: Yes!
Grimsdyke: I'll,.. Good heavens woman. I'll have to WORK !!!
Stella: YES!
Grimsdyke: And you say you love me?
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Sadly they don't make them like this anymore!
5 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

James Robertson Justice was born to play Sir Lancelot Spratt, an iconic figure who can't fail to bring a smile to your face simply by walking into a room......you just know what is coming next! I grew up with this film and the other Doctor films, and whilst the rest were average to good, this just stands out as the perfect example of British comedy making in the 1950's. The bridge from Ealing to Carry On! The cast is to die for, J R J, Kenneth More (so underrated), Donald Houston, Muriel Pavlow, Kay Kendall and Donald Sinden. The dialogue is superb...what's the bleeding time...ten past ten sir!!! I can't recommend this film high enough, if you ever are feeling a little low or just want to sit and watch something innocent and intelligent that will make you laugh.....Doctor in the House is just what should be ordered!!!!


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