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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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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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When handsome interne meets beautiful nurse - it's a Romantic Rib-Tickler in Love Time! See more »

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2 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Toubib or not toubib  »

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Trivia

Robert Morley demanded a fee of £15,000 when offered the part of Sir Lancelot Spratt. As this would have constituted nearly one-sixth of the film's proposed budget, the film-makers instead hired James Robertson Justice at one-tenth the salary. Justice scored a great personal triumph in the film, and played the role again in several sequels; it was to remain his best-known film part. 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 »

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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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One of my most loved comedies
12 August 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies from my youth, and I still love it completely. Dirk Bogarde is marvelous as the medical student with an incredibly bad streak of luck. Kenneth More steals every scene in which he appears. James Robertson Justice is hilarious as Sparrow's venerable mentor.


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