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Doctor in the House (1954)

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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Gudrun Ure ...
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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 {J-26}

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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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Trivia

Richard Gordon: The author of the book "Doctor in The House" has a cameo as a Anaethetist. See more »

Goofs

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

Lancelot Sprat: Alright, I've swallowed a doorknob. What would my symptoms be ?
Grimsdyke: A slight indigestion?
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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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