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Doctor Dolittle -- A doctor who loves animals turns to caring for them and learns to speak 500 animal languages. Together with three friends he sets sail on a search for the great pink sea snail. Note: this movie begins with black video and music (a musical overture) for the first 2.5 minutes of playback.
Doctor Dolittle -- Trailer for this enchanting film about a man who talks to animals

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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Lofting (novels)
Leslie Bricusse (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 December 1967 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Ride across the sea inside the GIANT PINK SEA SNAIL! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
absolutely brilliant!! See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Rex Harrison ... Dr. John Dolittle

Samantha Eggar ... Emma Fairfax

Anthony Newley ... Matthew Mugg

Richard Attenborough ... Albert Blossom

Peter Bull ... General Bellowes
Muriel Landers ... Mrs. Blossom
William Dix ... Tommy Stubbins

Geoffrey Holder ... William Shakespeare X
Portia Nelson ... Sarah Dolittle

Norma Varden ... Lady Fetherington
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Cast ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Judy Chapman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Phyllis Coghlan ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Gene Columbus ... Circus Clown (uncredited)
Cyril Cross ... Charlie (uncredited)
Peter Crowcroft ... Assistant Judge (uncredited)
John Dolan ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Jesslyn Fax ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Sir Rupert (uncredited)
Gub-Gub ... Pig (uncredited)
Eric Heath ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kendrick Huxham ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Theron Jackson ... Boy (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Lewis Loughran ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Angela Miller ... Child (uncredited)
Polynesia ... Parrot (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe ... Strong Man (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Vicar (uncredited)
Danny Rees ... Juggler (uncredited)
Russell Robinson ... Child (uncredited)
Wally Ross ... Elephant Act (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Dwarf (uncredited)
Rufus ... Dog (uncredited)
Sophie ... Seal (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Assistant Judge (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ... The Vicar (uncredited)
Olga Sutcliffe ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Ginny Tyler ... Polynesia (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Vernon ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Bob Winters ... Juggler (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Lofting (novels)

Leslie Bricusse (screenplay)

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leslie Bricusse 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Samuel E. Beetley 
Marjorie Fowler 
 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
 
Art Direction by
Ed Graves 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Ray Aghayan 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Eckhardt .... unit production manager
Jack Stubbs .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Lang .... assistant director
Ray Corbett .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Corcoran .... sound supervisor
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Buddy Myers .... sound (as John Myers)
Murray Spivack .... sound supervisor
Douglas O. Williams .... sound (as Douglas Williams)
Terrance Emerson .... cable man (uncredited)
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
Howard Lydecker .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David McCann .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leslie Bricusse .... lyricist
Alexander Courage .... conductor
Ian Fraser .... vocal supervisor
Robert Mayer .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Herbert Ross .... dances and musical numbers staged by
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Record .... title designer
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (uncredited)
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Herbert Ross .... choreographer (uncredited)
June Santantonio .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
152 min | 145 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #21389) | USA:G (re-rating) (1994)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Two songs were originally written for the picture, and filmed, but didn't make it to the final cut of the picture, "Where Are the Words?," sung by Anthony Newley, and "Something in Your Smile," sung by Rex Harrison. Both songs appeared on the soundtrack LP and CD, however, and the latter song may be heard under the film's opening titles.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the song "I've Never Seen Anything Like It", Doctor Dolittle claims that the Pushmi-pullyu climbs up and down Mt. Everest. Mt. Everest was not named "Mt. Everest" until 1865. Similarly, the song "Fabulous Places" contains a reference to Tasmania; Tasmania was called "Van Dieman's Land" until 1856.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Dolittle:[consulting a medical book] This fellow obviously knows what he's talking about.
Matthew:Who wrote the book, Doctor?
Dr. Dolittle:[suddenly realizing] Er... oh, *I* did.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in G-Force (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Doctor DolittleSee more »

FAQ

What are the lyrics for Leslie Bricusse's "Talk To the Animals"?
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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
absolutely brilliant!!, 5 November 2004
Author: Annouka from Australia

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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