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Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 February 1955 (USA)
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 {J-26}

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-DEDICATION: To the female of the species, without whose sensational anatomy this film could have never have been made See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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The film was made on a budget of just £97,000. Producer Betty Box claimed that it got back almost its entire cost during its initial run at one cinema in London's West End. 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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The Quintesssential Med School Comedy
17 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was truly surprised to see this film was not as well received as I might have expected. Enter a young med student. He's surrounded by older students who can't seem to get out of the first year of studies. I'm told that does happen in Britain at least.

He does have some allies in navigating the unfamiliar course of study. There's the nurse who takes a liking to him and then there are some patients possibly malingerers on the ward who are won over to the inexperienced student.

Will our good med student make it through or will he be left by the wayside with the circle of students marking time and filling up space.

Certainly this film inspired such worthy American films as GROSS ANATOMY and BAD MEDICINE, which seemingly brought the essential plot up to date by eliminating the nurse scheming to become a doctor and substituting for her a female medical student.


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