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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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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 {J-26}

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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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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

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 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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