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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bruce ...
Christine Buckley ...
John Collin ...
Jane Collins ...
Fred Feast ...
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
John Nettleton ...
Head Waiter
Daphne Oxenford ...
Bert Palmer ...
Mr. Dean (as Burt 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 books, Siegfried bought the practice in 1932 from an 85-year-old retiree. In this film, he took it over as a family business in 1927. See more »

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When James and Helen are eating ice cream in Whitby, ice cream is clearly visible on James's top lip. After he has turned round all traces of ice cream have vanished. 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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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Last Temptation of Krust (1998) See more »

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
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Written by Frederic Austin
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Lovely
27 April 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The movie is nice, not world class, but shows you a splendid young Anthony Hopkins as Sigfried Farnon.

This movie never reaches the level of the series (which were started after, because of(?) this movie) It was a bit too hasty, no real depth in the characters, most things you have to deduct from conversation. The real Herriot lovers are waiting for the explosions of Sigfried, especially if you ever saw Anthony Hopkins in action, but he is surprisingly sedate almost throughout this movie.

I would recommend the books, and the series, but this is an enjoyable movie non the less.


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