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Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)
James Herriot (book)
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Release Date:
29 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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 »
Simon Ward, actor, dies aged 70
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  (in credits order)
Brenda Bruce ... Miss Harbottle
Christine Buckley ... Mrs. Hall
John Collin ... Mr. Alderson
Jane Collins ... Connie
Fred Feast ... Farmer in Cinema
Glynne Geldart ... Joyce
Harold Goodwin ... Dinsdale's Uncle

Lisa Harrow ... Helen Alderson

Anthony Hopkins ... Siegfried

Freddie Jones ... Cranford
Doreen Mantle ... Mrs. Seaton

T.P. McKenna ... Soames
John Nettleton ... Head Waiter
Daphne Oxenford ... Mrs. Pumphrey
Bert Palmer ... Mr. Dean (as Burt Palmer)
John Rees ... Geoff Mallock

Jenny Runacre ... Pamela
Jane Solo ... Brenda
Brian Stirner ... Tristan Farnon

Simon Ward ... James Herriot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Wilson ... Vicar (uncredited)

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
Michael Guyett .... standby painter (uncredited)
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)
Les Healey .... asst sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Stanier .... camera operator
Dave Everall .... rigger (uncredited)
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)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: All Creatures Great and Small (#24.3)" - USA (anthology series)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
[James Herriot rings the doorbell]
Mrs. Hall:[opening door] Yes?
James Herriot:[removing his hat] Good afternoon, my name's Herriot.
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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9 out of 11 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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