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Dr. Richard Hare
Virginia Maskell ...
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Carole Lesley ...
Kitten Strudwick
Reginald Beckwith ...
Wildewinde
Nicholas Phipps ...
Dr. Clive Cardew
Liz Fraser ...
Leonora
Joan Sims ...
Dawn
Ambrosine Phillpotts ...
Lady Spratt
Irene Handl ...
Professor MacRitchie
Nicholas Parsons ...
Dr. Hinxman
Moira Redmond ...
Sally Nightingale
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Harold Green
Fenella Fielding ...
Mrs. Tadwich
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Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position as junior in a well-healed G.P.'s surgery while Burke continues to sow his doctorial wild oats. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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5 August 1960 (Ireland)  »

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The lead characters in the film are named Burke and Hare. These were the names of two notorious grave-robbers and body-snatchers in Edinburgh in the 1800s. See more »

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Followed by Doctor in Distress (1963) See more »

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Doctor in Love
Written by Ken Hare
Arranged by Eric Rogers (uncredited)
Performed by Richard Allan
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Enjoyable even if Dr. Sparrow is nowhere to be seen.
29 September 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I you are a fan of the British 'Doctor' films, this one is an example of one of the movies without the familiar Dirk Bogarde playing Dr. Sparrow. Instead, this one focuses on two other doctors, Burke and Hare (see IMDb Trivia for more about that)--two screw-ups who spend much of their time chasing women and trying to make a go of it in jobs outside of the hospital. As usual, James Robertson Justice is on hand but Dr. Spratt is seen less in this one because so much of the picture is set outside the hospital.

Like the other Doctor films, this one is a combination of light comedy and drama. A few of the funnier bits involved Burke and Hare hanging out at a research center investigating the common cold as well as Dr. Spratt attending a naughty show when the police make a raid. But the movie also has its touching moments, such as the dying boy. All in all, a very good film but also light and enjoyable as well--more an excellent time-passer than anything else.


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