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Doctor in Love (1960)

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... See full summary »

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Dr. Richard Hare
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Carole Lesley ...
Kitten Strudwick
Reginald Beckwith ...
Wildewinde
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Dr. Clive Cardew
Liz Fraser ...
Leonora
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Dawn
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Lady Spratt
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Professor MacRitchie
Nicholas Parsons ...
Dr. Hinxman
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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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Apuros de um Médico  »

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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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Dr. Tony Burke: Tell me about yourself. Bare your soul.
Leonora: My soul? No ones ever asked to see that before.
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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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Has its moments
9 August 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

No Dirk Bogarde?! Well this Doctor installment is doomed before it even begins. No Sparrow, no Joy - Burke and Hare are adequate, but it's not the same calibre as the last films. Though James Robertson Justice is wonderful, his Lancelot Spratt seems to get better as they go along. His performance in this, as he is about to go under the knife himself, is indescribable, and not to be missed. Priceless comedy! Almost makes up for the silliness of the rest. Another great moment is when he and two young strippers (who have luckily not yet stripped!) burst through a screen showing a great ape and into an auditorium, full of stately old gentleman; who all seem pretty pleased at the disturbance. 6/10


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