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All Creatures Great and Small (1975)

The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.

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Farmer in Cinema
Glynne Geldart ...
Joyce
Harold Goodwin ...
Dinsdale's Uncle
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Cranford
Doreen Mantle ...
Mrs. Seaton
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Soames
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Bert Palmer ...
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The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.

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4 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: All Creatures Great and Small (#24.3)  »

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Trivia

In the book Herriot is vindicated by the autopsy on the cow's heart, but Cranford complains that Herriot doesn't know the technical term for the congestion and still doesn't know what he's doing. See more »

Goofs

Early on (and whilst James is working at the surgery) Siegfried is seen reading the "Daily Express" newspaper dated Saturday June 5th 1937. But James tells Helen in a later scene that he's only been at the practice since July. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[James Herriot rings the doorbell]
Mrs. Hall: [opening door] Yes?
James Herriot: [removing his hat] Good afternoon, my name's Herriot.
[pause]
James Herriot: ...Well, I belive Mr. Farnon is expecting me.
Mrs. Hall: Surgery is from six to seven.
James Herriot: Oh no, no, he asked me for tea.
Mrs. Hall: Did he now?
James Herriot: Well, I'm applying for the job, you see. Mr. Farnon's new assistant.
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Connections

Spoofed in SCTV: Officer Friendly (1977) See more »

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The Lambeth Walk
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Music by Noel Gay
Lyrics by Douglas Furber
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Superb, if a bit on the short side
31 December 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Being a fan of the series I found a copy of this extremely difficult to find film while I was watching the series and was very happy that I was able to watch it.

I would have liked to see is that it was a bit longer and covered a bit more of the life of James Harriot. A very young Anthony Hopkins was superb as Siegfried and Simon Ward and Lisa Harrow as James and Helen made the movie very entertaining. I would have loved to see Simon Ward as James in the series, nothing against Christopher Timothy.

The series features Tristan much more than the movie and this would be the only drawback I could find about it. Tristan is one of my favourite characters in the series.


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