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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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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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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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Ernest Clark (Mr.Parrish) would later play Sir Geoffrey Loftus, a Sir Lancelot Spratt type character, in the TV sitcom version of this Doctor in the House (1969) and its various TV sequels. See more »

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Lancelot Sprat: Alright, I've swallowed a doorknob. What would my symptoms be ?
Grimsdyke: A slight indigestion?
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A true classic you can watch with the whole family
17 April 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I grew up watching these movies on TV. They seem to get better with age. This movie is right up there with "Genevieve", "Doctor at Sea" and the classic David Niven movie, "The Bishops Wife".

Kenneth More was one of the finest Actors of his generation, if you haven't seen "Reach for the Sky" you haven't lived. He was truly versatile as this movie shows.

Brilliant, a keeper.


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