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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)
James Herriot (book)
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Release Date:
29 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Simon Ward, actor, dies aged 70
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A Great 70s Classic. See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Claude Whatham 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)

James Herriot (book)

Hugh Whitemore  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Duane Bogie .... producer
Cecil F. Ford .... associate producer
David Susskind .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wilfred Josephs 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon 
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Drake 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
 
Makeup Department
Alan Brownie .... makeup artist
Ronnie Cogan .... hairdresser
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Dryhurst .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
David Minty .... draughtsman
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist (as Anthony Jackson)
John Poyner .... sound editor
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Stanier .... camera operator
Ron Mcworth .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Briggs .... wardrobe master
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Larry Richardson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter: for
Ronald H. Gilbert .... production executive (as Ronald Gilbert)
Judy Humphreys .... production secretary
Terry Needham .... location manager
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant
Cathy Lonergan .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: All Creatures Great and Small (#24.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
92 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (online) (2012) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) (2012)

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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 »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Alice Blue GownSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Great 70s Classic., 8 March 2002
Author: missrljane from Hampshire, England

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, at great surprise. I would not recommend it to fans of the action genre but everyone else should take a look, especially animal lovers, don't think for a second you need to have read Herriot's book. The actors themselves provide all the entertainment with their dialogue (except the bits with the animals and farmers). It is actually an emotional film and makes you involved with the characters. A word of warning, since it covers a significant amount of time without making it that clear don't leave the room. I haven't made this film sound as good as it is but believe me it's great. Simon Ward and Brian Stirner are very good as James Herriot and Tristan respectively but Anthony Hopkins steals every scene he's in (as always) as Siegfried, who constantly confuses Herriot by changing what he said the night before and manages to insult all the women. The scene where he is chatting up his girlfriend is a classic example of how NVC can be better than actually saying something. So long as you know what you are expecting this film is excellent.

A great British classic, watch it.

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