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In the Doghouse (1962)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 18 May 1962 (Finland)
British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Skeffington
Mr. Peddle
Joan Heal ...
Mrs. Peddle
Miss Fordyce
Richard Goolden ...
Mr. Ribart
Miss Gibbs
Vida Hope ...
Mrs. Crabtree
Jacqueline Jones ...
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Mrs. Muswell
Harry Locke ...
Sid West


British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 May 1962 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Alles dreht sich um den Hund  »

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1.66 : 1
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The last film of Vida Hope. See more »


Featured in This Is Your Life: Hattie Jacques (1963) See more »


In the Doghouse
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Performed by Dick Charlesworth and His City Gents
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Leslie Phillips Stars
27 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Episodic mix of humor and pathos as bumbling Fox-Upton (Leslie Phillips) struggles to finally pass (on his fifth attempt) his exams to become a veterinarian and begin a practice. He buys a small London practice only to find that the cheating Skeffington (James Booth) opens a swank practice around the corner.

Several little stories about Fox-Upton's dealings with the locals, meeting a woman (Peggy Cummins) and her mischievous chimp, and Skeffington's plan to sell horses for meat in France. Not always a good mix and some bits are rather too long, but Phillips is quite good.

Lots of familiar faces include Hattie Jacques as a sympathetic cop, Esma Cannon as an old-age pensioner, Dick Bentley as a horse thief, and Joan Hickson, Vida Hope, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Joan Young, Judith Furse, Patsy Rowlands as various women, and Fenella Fielding as another of her plummy-voiced eccentrics.

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