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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Bruce ...
Miss Harbottle
Christine Buckley ...
John Collin ...
Mr. Alderson
Jane Collins ...
Connie
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Farmer In Cinema
Glynne Geldart ...
Joyce
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Dinsdale's Uncle
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Helen
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Siegfried
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Cranford
Doreen Mantle ...
Mrs. Seaton
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Soames
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Head Waiter
Daphne Oxenford ...
Mrs. Pumphrey
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

Although born in Sunderland, Herriot spent the first twenty-three years of his life in Glasgow, and never lost the accent, as can be heard in television interviews. Simon Ward however, plays him as a Londoner. See more »

Goofs

Tricki Woo invites Mr Herriot to a garden party to be held on 5 August, but the film is set in 1937 which would make that a Thursday, a most unlikely day for a garden party. 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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Spoofed in SCTV: Officer Friendly (1977) See more »

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Music
(uncredited)
from The Terror (1938)
Music by Marr Mackie
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Beautiful and Quaint
29 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was a light-hearted, sometimes moving, quaint little period piece. Based explicitly on Herriot's surprise bestselling autobiography of the same name, All Creatures Great and Small is a wholesome family film. The book is a collection of stories about Herriot's beginning years as an assistant vet, and the movie is basically the same. Very pure, and very enjoyable. I recommend it for families, and especially for animal-loving families. This movie won't change your life, but it will entertain you. (Watch for a great performance by a younger Anthony Hopkins, who plays the quirky Veterinary Surgeon that Harriot goes to work for)


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