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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  19 December 1967 (USA)
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After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

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Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. In so doing, he and his friends meet such exotic creatures as the Pushme-Pullyu and the Giant Lunar Moth. This musical is the source of the hit song, "If I Could Talk To The Animals." Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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Ride across the sea inside the GIANT PINK SEA SNAIL! See more »


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19 December 1967 (USA)  »

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Doktor Dolittle  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers felt Rex Harrison was too old at 58 to play Dolittle, but hoped his name would help recreate the success of My Fair Lady (1964). See more »

Goofs

When considering ways to change the course of the island, the Doctor says elephants cannot swim. In fact, elephants are excellent swimmers. See more »

Quotes

Emma Fairfax: General Bellowes...
Dr. Dolittle: He certainly does.
Emma Fairfax: General Bellowes is my uncle.
Dr. Dolittle: I'm sorry.
Emma Fairfax: Is that an apology?
Dr. Dolittle: I'm sorry he's your uncle.
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Referenced in Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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I Think I Like You
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar with vocal by Diana Lee
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absolutely brilliant!!
5 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best movies ever made. The many wonderful and most importantly, memorable songs and lively characters contribute to the exciting and magical nature of the storyline. Anyone who can not see the inherent brilliance of this movie within the constraints placed upon films from this era is clearly missing the point. The delightful characters each add their own individual ideas to a film which has touched the hearts of children and adults alike. Rex Harrison plays a wonderful Doctor, forever entertaining and much more convincing than Eddie Murphy in the tragic American remake. This film is brilliant in its own right, and is definitely one for the books.


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