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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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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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The most popular film of its year at the UK box office. See more »

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Simon Sparrow attends to a birth at Christmas, then almost immediately afterwards takes part in a rugby match in November. What's more the trees are in full summer foliage on the day of the match. 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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A Classic Comedy
14 June 2001 | by (Teaneck, NJ) – See all my reviews

Dirk Bogarde is a marvellous innocent in the lead as Dr. Simon Sparrow enduring a four-year trial in Saint Swithens Medical School. But Kenneth More and James Robertson Justice each steal every scene they are in. The dialogue is hilarious and the sight gags even better, but the movie also works for me on a "truth and beauty" level as well. Marvellous, fast-paced entertainment that holds up well to this day!


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